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A secret story about the Yagi antenna

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1 Author(s)
Sato, G. ; Fac. of Sci. & Eng., Sophia Univ., Tokyo, Japan

A hitherto unpublicized story about a note thrown away by a British soldier named Newmann in Singapore during World War II, which revealed to the Japanese that the Yagi-Uda antenna was being used by the British in radar systems, is related. The invention of the Yagi-Uda antenna and its practical use in Europe are briefly discussed, and the role of radar and the Yagi-Uda antenna in Japan's defeat in the Pacific discussed. The history of Newmann's note is recounted in detail, and portions of the note itself are reproduced.<>

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Antennas and Propagation Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:33 ,  Issue: 3 )