On the HamRadioHelpGroup Yahoo List, one ham wrote:
I have been reading both the ARRL Antenna Book and their Wire Antennas book. It is staggering the different types of antenna designs that are out there. Some I have never seen or even heard discussed.
What amazes me is that in addition to the sheer variety of designs, many of these antennas were first designed in the 1920s. There isn’t much technology out there today that is just a relevant today as it was almost one hundred years ago.
Well, I wouldn’t be too sure about that. I think it’s just that we take that technology for granted. Think really basic things like nuts and bolts, levers, basic metallurgy, etc. Antennas are similar. It’s basic physics that dictate their design and use.
What do you think?