On Saturday, September 2, 2006, KBob, W8JUK, President of the IOOK submitted the following to Charlie, NN3V, Chairman of the IOOK Technology Center:
Charlie, I would like to submit my new antenna design. It is called an "inverted vine". It is interesting to note that my signal has been growing with each passing day. I am not yet sure how this thing works. Perhaps the Technology Center could be of help to me in this regard. 73, kbob
On Sunday, September 3, 2006, Charlie responded with the following statement:
an invention worthy of the technology center webpage.
is such a revolutionary idea that our lead antenna designers are unsure of how
to approach the research. It may be that the antenna has nothing to do
with the radiation capability. It is more likely that the radiation has
infected the vine, making it a sustaining radiator. In that case, the
Technology Safety Director is loathe to risk the health of the investigators.
it should be added to the collection of possible antenna layouts. It should
be very useful for Field Days in
de NN3V …-.-
Below is a photo of this revolutionary new antenna design!
Now that KBob has found his amplifier "on" switch AND has this revolutionary new antenna design, his signal has been reported to be several S Units stronger than a normal "KBob type signal" where a voice could be heard to be speaking, but, no one could tell what was being said!