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Jim Weir is the chief avioniker at RST Engineering. He answers avionics questions in the Internet newsgroup www.pilotsofamerica.com–Maintenance. His technical advisor, Cyndi Weir, got her Masters degree in English and Journalism and keeps Jim on the straight and narrow. Check out their web site at www.rst-engr.com/kitplanes for previous articles and supplements.

We Shall Be Led Into the Light

In 1850, British physicist Joseph Swan began experimenting with paper coated with carbon in a glass tube that was partially evacuated from air. His paper glowed rather dimly, and the poor vacuum pumps of the day let enough oxygen into the glass tube to set the paper on fire when the electrified carbon got hot […]
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Tall Transmission Tales

(Antennas, Chapter 3)
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Antennas According to Jim (Ch. 2)

Aero 'lectrics.
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Antennas According to Jim (Ch. 1)

First, let’s talk about “polarization”; there are three polarizations. The first two are easy.

Aero ‘lectrics

Franklin vs. Edison, Thomson, Millikan, et al.
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Aero lectrics

Hall of fame. By Jim Weir.
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Aero ‘lectrics

LED fairy tales.

Aero ‘lectrics

Get the LED out.

Aero ‘lectrics

Staying current, part 2.

Aero ‘lectrics

Staying current.