RETRACTABLE PORTABLE ANTENNA
Original Publication Date: 1991-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Nov-29
Portable radio users consistently complain of the discomfort from the use, at the side level, of rigid portable antennas presently available (such as the coaxial dipole). Using smaller, more comfortable antennas (such as the quarterwave whip) decreases the discomfort but results in much higher degradation losses at the side level. This publication proposes a retractable portable antenna which may solve both the discomfort and body loss problems.