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Talk:United States#Internet[edit]

All input welcome. /Cheers walk victor falk talk 03:27, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

Looking for an editor to help at Verizon[edit]

Hello, I'm an employee of Verizon Communications, and am looking to make some updates to that article, specifically related to marketing efforts and sponsorship section, which in the current article is simply a list of venues that carry the Verizon name. I've drafted a new pair of sections about Verizon's marketing and sponsorship efforts, and uploaded it to my userspace.

Because I have a conflict of interest, though, I won't make these edits myself. Instead, I'm hoping an editor from here would be able to take a look at what I've prepared and, if it seems appropriate, move it over into the article, removing the current list of sponsored venues when they do. I'm also happy to answer any questions people might have.

Thanks so much, VZBob (talk) 18:04, 2 May 2014 (UTC)

This has been Yes check.svg Done. VZBob (talk) 16:08, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

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Adikhajuria (talk) 14:43, 22 May 2014 (UTC)

Updating the infobox on Verizon Communications article[edit]

Hello, I'm hoping an editor here might be able to help update the infobox on the Verizon Communications article. I've posted a few suggestions on the Verizon Talk page to bring the information there up-to-date. I've also included a comment about a recent edit that I'm hoping editors here might be able to look at and see what they think.

As I've mentioned previously here, I'm an employee of Verizon, and won't make any of these edits myself.

Thanks so much, VZBob (talk) 17:13, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Hello again. The infobox updates have now been done, but I'm still hoping an editor here might be able to look at the issue I raised at Talk:Verizon about the recent edit, which I've broken out into its own section, to make it easier to find. If possible, could someone take a look at see what they think? The editor who helped with the infobox suggested that I reach out to others about it, so I'm hoping someone here can review it.
Thanks so much, VZBob (talk) 19:54, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
This has been done. VZBob (talk) 18:38, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

AfC submission - 05/06[edit]

Draft:Reconfigurable antenna. FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 14:51, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

Accepted. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 21:01, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

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Adikhajuria (talk) 15:43, 25 June 2014 (UTC)


I just read Carterfone and I have no idea what it is. Is this some kind of early cordless phone? I'd appreciate it if something could add a non-technical explanation of what it does. Ego White Tray (talk) 14:30, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

I just read it and I thought it was relatively clear. I'll make some minor edits to the LEDE, but maybe you have some specific issues I should address? Maury Markowitz (talk) 17:30, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

Good reference for "antennas need to be about the size of the wavelength"?[edit]

Many of the articles I edit have to do with ever-increasing frequencies of equipment during the 1930s and 40s. One of the many advantages of using shorter wavelengths is that your half-wave dipole gets smaller, which makes it easier to mount.

All of the references I have either don't mention anything like that, or are simply a bunch of formulas. That's fine for me, but useless for generalist articles. I'd much prefer to use one that clearly states that antennas have to be about the wavelength long, or close to it, and simply illustrate why this is.


Maury Markowitz (talk) 02:02, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

Chu–Harrington limit talks about the trade off when you try to go smaller - the Q factor increases and the bandwidth available is reduced. The reference is here,[1] with tradeoffs explained, but it is still too technical for your use. Also other antenna textbooks I have do not simply state the relation either. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 09:45, 12 July 2014 (UTC)