His cellphone, he says proudly, is the kind that still has an antenna, and he uses it, naturally, only to make phone calls.
Her work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and antenna magazine.
The mission itself is simply a small computer powered by solar cells, with an antenna transmitting at 145.980 MHz.
1640s, "feeler or horn of an insect," from Latin antenna "sail yard," the long yard that sticks up on some sails, of unknown origin, perhaps from PIE root *temp- "to stretch, extend." In the etymological sense, it is a loan-translation of Aristotle's Greek keraiai "horns" (of insects). Modern use in radio, etc., for "aerial wire" is from 1902. Adjectival forms are antennal (1834), antennary (1836), antennular (1858).