Pardon my play on the famous American Revolution phrase in honor of the recent July 4th holiday. It does allow me to segue into the upcoming “Military Microwaves” supplement, which will be distributed with the August issue of Microwave Journal and features a cover story by Technical Editor Pat Hindle titled “UAV’s Unleashed.” This article takes a look at the current state of unmanned autonomous vehicles (often referred to as “drones”), the opportunities for the RF/microwave industry and some future directions. This annual supplement is always our most popular with advertisers and has the added advantage of bonus distribution at the MILCOM and EuMW events. The deadline to reserve ad space is July 10th.

Our August issue is focused on “Satellite and Radio Communications” with bonus distribution at the IEEE EMC show (August 5-9, Denver, CO). It will feature a cover story written by Harris Cap Rock titled “Separating Facts and Fiction: Ka-and Ku-Band for Mission Critical Communications.” The deadline to book ad space for this issue is also coming up, July 12th. More information can be found in our monthly Ad Bulletin.     

Looking ahead to the September issue, we will focus our attention on the European market, as this issue again serves as our European Microwave Week show issue. The event will take place in Nuremburg, Germany for the first time and promises to be a vibrant show, benefiting from the active market in Germany. Exhibitors who advertise in this issue will be guaranteed to have their new product release featured in the “EuMW Product Showcase.” Contact your sales representative for deadlines and details.

This edition of The WaveGuide carries an assortment of content, intended to assist your marketing efforts and inform you of market trends. It features a case study on how Xerox is engaging decision-makers with its unique program, research data on the Long Haul Radio market and contributions from MWJ Editors Pat Hindle and David Vye. Pat addresses the issue of print ads in the digital realm and David discusses our ongoing activities in China. I hope that you find this edition helpful.

From the entire MWJ crew, I wish all of our readers an enjoyable summer.


Carl Sheffres