The Wave Antenna
also known as the Beverage antenna

These freshly scanned pages came from a book called, "Radio Antenna Engineering," First Edition, by Edmund A. Laport, Chief Engineer, RCA International Division.  (McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1952.)  I was fortunate enough to find a copy at a library book sale on August 14, 2009.

The entire book is believed to have lapsed into public domain on December 31st, 1980, according to the information on this page.  That may be moot anyway because the entire book can be downloaded in PDF form for non-commercial purposes here and here and possibly here and here.  Some of the scans look a lot better than the book I bought (for $2), because my copy appears to be a a series of photocopies bound with a hardback cover.  Even so, a book is a book, and there are those "waiting room" moments where a PDF reader may not be available.

According to the title page of the book, Mr. Laport was a Senior Member of the Institute of Radio Engineers.  Much more of his very interesting biography can be seen here and here.

Explanation of the wave antenna is on pages 55 through 60, wedged in between the discussions of the loop antenna and the Adcock antenna.  The name "Beverage" occurs only once in this entire section.  Perhaps there was some sort of company policy or personal preference for the term "wave antenna."

These scans have been straightened and cleaned up with Adobe Photoshop and are presented here as PNG files.

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Page 55 Page 56 Page 57

Page 58 Page 59 Page 60

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