[PLUG-TALK] paperclips

Keith Lofstrom keithl at kl-ic.com
Mon Oct 20 08:07:35 PDT 2008

I am sitting here in the upstairs bedroom at my in-laws, connected
by wireless from my laptop on the desk to the access point in the
basement.  I was getting lousy reception.

Then I checked the desk drawer.  Full of paperclips.  I moved them
to another drawer, and I have 40dB more signal.

Sometimes it's the little things.  In this case, the little halfwave
resonators, acting as radar chaff.


Keith Lofstrom          keithl at keithl.com         Voice (503)-520-1993
KLIC --- Keith Lofstrom Integrated Circuits --- "Your Ideas in Silicon"
Design Contracting in Bipolar and CMOS - Analog, Digital, and Scan ICs

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