[amsat-bb] Happy birthday, Mr. Yagi

Curt Phillips W4CP robocurt at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 27 23:03:41 UTC 2016

Yes, we celebrate and commemorate Mr. Yagi, but what of Mr. Uda?  People often refer, in speaking and in print, of their beam antennas being "Yagis", but when do they ever call them "Udas" or even "Yagi-Udas"?  When? Never.
It just goes to show you, if you are even the co-inventor of something, fight, FIGHT to have your name put first on the invention.  Otherwise, the world may forget you even were involved.


73,Curt W4CP

      From: J. Boyd (JR2TTS) <the2belo at msd.biglobe.ne.jp>
 To: amsat-bb at amsat.org 
 Sent: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 5:48 PM
 Subject: [amsat-bb] Happy birthday, Mr. Yagi
Just pointing out that today is the 130th birthday of Hidetsugu Yagi,
co-inventor of the Yagi-Uda antenna. 2016 is the 90th anniversary of the
antenna's patent being granted, a technology which revolutionized radio
communication and played a large part in making our endeavors as amateur
radio operators more global in scope. It's also one of the main reasons
we're all able to work satellites.

Google Japan (http://www.google.co.jp/) has made it today's Google


For some reason I felt very excited about this, as if we all got on the
news :)

J. Boyd, JR2TTS/NI3B
the2belo at msd.biglobe.ne.jp
Twitter: @Minus2_C

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