antenneX is a publishing imprint of Franklin-Belle
antenneX was created as a paper Antenna Tech Journal in early
reaching 14,000 in 45 countries,
our antenna sites now reach more than 120,000 in 200+
CEBIK SITE CHANGES AND WHY
We welcome your visit and access to read the content
on this site. However, as a reminder, the content of this site is for
only and not for reproduction or republication, including mirroring without
written permission by antenneX.
Further, copyright/ownership is held exclusively by antenneX
on the 800 articles herein for which LB was
substantially compensated by
antenneX over the past 11 years
(see "NOTE" below). Any redistribution
of this site without permission comes under the heading
of piracy and theft of Intellectual Material. The site
has not now or ever been released to the public domain.
For any who thought this (ever) was a freely-produced "hobby
site" and should always be free must deal with the fact
that LB's passing has changed things on this site, but
only in a minor way for those willing to subscribe for a
small fee. We kept this site for free access for almost
14 years including nearly 5 years since LB's passing. We
can no longer do that.
This site is the only official site for this content and
the domain has always been owned and operated since
March 1999 by our hosting company, Sage-American. See
use of site next:
USE OF THE SITE IN LB'S OWN WORDS
do not attempt to download the entire site using
software designed for blind downloading. If you wish
a record of the entire site, antenneX
periodically produces a CDROM with the entire site
on it. However, I have kept most (but, alas, not
all) of the items at the site short enough to read
at a single sitting. Pick something of interest,
read, and digest. Then pick something else. Let your
wandering interests be your guide. If you wish to
read more on a subject, by all means, select a
related item. ..."
January, 1994, I have written a technical column on
antennas for 10-10 International News. The column is
called "An-Ten-Ten-nas" and is available on these
pages. In 1996, I started a column, called "Antennas
From the Ground Up," in Low Down, the journal of CQC.
This series is also available on these pages.
Although the two series share some topics, the 10-10
News series focuses upon upper HF antenna subjects,
while the Low Down series zeroes in on matters most
relevant to lower HF operations. I have also begun
(March 1998) a continuing series on "Antenna
Modeling" for antenneX, the on-line antenna
journal. This series is linked from these pages."
statements and wishes of LB for the use of this site have
existed on the site for a decade prior to his death. Alas,
the server was detecting efforts to mass download the
entire site almost daily by some. LB agreed that
triggers should be implemented to abort such sessions
from the moment of detection. Some did so unwittingly
while others knowingly disregarded LB's wishes. With the
emerging cottage industry of mass download utilities,
the problem only grew causing more concerns and a
decision to go the next step of installing a login
program to maintain even better control over the
content. Such was planned before LB's passing, but
implemented right afterwards because the mass
downloading efforts jumped by 20-30x. Thus, the abusive behavior
and disregard for the rules by the few affects the many as is usually the case.
Any piracy and violations of antenneX's rights
under copyright law will be prosecuted to the full
extent of such laws.
NOTE OF THANKS: We wish
to thank those from the Ham Community and other
friends and loyal readers who have reported a few attempts to
violate our exclusive copyright by taking a copy of this site
to distribute and reproduce the contents, an
outright disregard for our rights of ownership.
Obviously, the majority of our readers understand
the need for teeth in copyright and patent
protection laws and their enforcement. We have
prosecuted each and every
violation and misguided disregard for our right to
protect the Intellectual Material herein. It is
incredulous that anyone would consider it okay to
simply up and take one's entire domain and its
valuable content with impunity. Moreover, as stated
above, the articles contained herein are
owned by antenneX. Such was part and parcel
of numerous agreements with LB.
If you know of
any such attempts of piracy and theft of this site
other than the permitted use described above, please
contact the publisher,
Jack L. Stone. Let folks know copyright and such
protection of Intellectual Materials are meaningful.
By notifying us helps to keep this site safely available. However, a high level of legal fees
to protect this valuable material
can cause our costs to soar and require more subsidy
as with the small subscription fee now required.
Help us avoid this by letting offenders know they
cannot not hide their attempts, identity and are not
immune from immediate prosecution no matter what
they believe their rationale to be. The vast
majority of readers understand and respect the
rights of others.
INFO TO CONSIDER
antenneX has been LB's publisher of 30+ books,
software, 1000s of modeling files, 100s of articles and this site for more than a decade.
As part of numerous publication agreements with LB, he
could display those antenneX articles on this
site for as long as
he was alive. While alive, we never mentioned this
private agreement. Therefore, the antenneX
investment in this site is substantial and shall be
protected as well as preserved. Acts of piracy/theft will be prosecuted as and when
found. You are welcome
to return for reading sessions as often as you like or need.
Just remember, use of this site is a privilege, not a
right except that given by subscription.
progresses, some changes will be made to update this site to
fit the current circumstances and/or additional content as may be
appropriate. Our goal is to preserve and protect LB's excellent
works in this field and continue to make them available to help
those who need it and educate those who seek to learn.
For more viewing of
articles by LB and numerous other authors, three additional locations
are available at the antenneX
section, the Guest
Rooms (just create a login) and the premium article
rooms which require a subscription. You will find loads of
useful utilities, models, design programs and the like
for download contributed from many antenna experts. More
than 12 million visits recorded! You are welcome too.
Among his many other activities, LB
Cebik was the Technical Editor for antenneX Online Magazine
and a regular monthly contributor of his antenna
modeling column plus feature articles for 11 years. antenneX was his
primary publisher of choice for his works for the past 11 years, including
some 30+ antenna-related books and 1000+ modeling files for NEC and EZNEC formats
for NEC-2 and NEC-4.
(see more info below) These sales help to keep this site
perpetuated. Donations are not requested. Instead, one receives real
in exchange for the revenues this site plus the products.
LB and antenneX
decided some ten years ago to produce an annual
CD-ROM of this site's viewable
content to satisfy those type of needs for readily available
references and eliminate any desire or need to try a mass download
that wastes bandwidth and may slow down the site for others trying
to read online. See above and below for links to the latest CD-ROM.
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