Adams’ RF Research


In a remote location within the Oregon Coast Range, electronics research into Radio Frequency phenomena, electrostatics, and solar power is performed at the Fortress of Solitude. Here the Age of Invention continues, inspired by the work of electrical engineer Nikola Tesla, mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot, physicist Hugh Everett, and author Kenneth Robeson, among others.

Artex Aircraft Supplies gave me complete freedom in the lab and this is what I came up with – one of the world’s first coupled-resonator dual-band portable antennas for Emergency Locating Beacons.

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The prototyping and testing was done in 2005 around the time that the ME406 ELT became available. Artex has gone through two acquisitions since then so my contribution has become an obscure factoid. Another idea I submitted for New Products became the company’s first project, a multi-output avionics power supply. Other NPI submissions I made included a universal passenger restraint system for cars, planes and helicopters, and a drown-proofing system for swimmers that used a small cartridge of buoyant gas, a water sensor and a timer that is fitted on a belt or vest. What happened to these ideas is a mystery. I submitted over 50 NPI projects to our Engineering Manager Mr. Noodlemeyer.


Kindle eBooks:

Secrets of Electronics Repair



Build Your Own DTV Super-Antenna



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The UHF-17 DTV Antenna

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Make Your Own Tri-Band DTV Antenna



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