EMRFD Message Archive 15453
Message Date From Subject 15453 2019-09-09 10:29:57 Dana Myers Class E amplifiers - interesting bit of history (a little OT) I admit I'd never read the IEEE paper introducing Class E amplifier
operation until last night. Here's a link to the PDF:
It's very good reading and surely relevant to EMRFD. Reading the
author biographies at the end, it was heart-warming to see they
are apparently father-son (and ARRL members), and perhaps almost
a stereotypical example of the 1970s generation gap when looking
at their photos.
Something seemed familiar about the authors; so I looked it up
and discovered I had heard of the younger Sokal before:
and his episode of fame (infamy?):
It appears that Alan Sokal's call was WA1HQB and expired in 2006.
Admittedly a bit off-topic, but amusing.
15454 2019-09-09 10:42:35 Dana Myers Re: Class E amplifiers - interesting bit of history (a little OT) 15456 2019-09-09 14:28:28 Eric J Re: Class E amplifiers - interesting bit of history (a little OT)
I've built 3 amps 5 to 15 watts using Tonne's Class E design software. All performed close enough to expectations. The NM0S 40 meter rig got me interested in these amps.