Re: [AMRadio] Re:  Your comments about AM

W7QHO at W7QHO at
Mon Jan 16 02:13:29 EST 2006

In a message dated 1/15/06 8:26:57 PM, w7ce at writes:

> Mike Mertel, K7IR, developed what I believe is one the most innovative new
> antenna ideas in years if not in decades.  The U.S. Patenet office
> apparently agrees and awarded him a patent for it.  Mike is an Electrical
> Engineer but I don't believe he worked in the antenna field before starting
> SteppIR.  That was born from his interest in ham radio.

Clever application of long understood and applied techniques.   Original and 
innovative but hardly a state of the art advance.

Dennis D. W7QHO
Glendale, CA

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