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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Spob, Aug 19, 2007.

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  1. Benj

    Benj Guest

    OK. :)
  2. Guest

    Since Nike sites in the US were normally deployed around major cities,
    it would have been rather hard to place one far from public areas.

    The Union Lake, Michigan site was surrounded by a Little League ball
    field, a public golf course, and housing developments.

    If we had had to fire, the boosters would have come down in a housing
    tract, but better a Nike booster through your roof than a Soviet
    nuclear device.

  3. The school was, and still is run by the Army, but the students were
    mostly Air Force in '72 & '73 when I maintained the 'Weathervision' and
    ETV distribution systems. In fact, the only mess hall at Cairns
    Airfield was Air Force, and the refused to allow any Army personnel eat
    there. The Air Force barracks were at the airfield, as well. If you do
    a little research, you'll discover that installation now has the newest
    ATC simulator available.

    I was never trained in RADAR work. They were short handed at one
    point due to people on leave, and several sick techs, so they 'borrowed'
    me for a few days. I was paired with a condescending jerk who was busy
    trying to tell me that I couldn't possibly grasp the complexities of a
    RADAR system. While he was talking, I had already found the problem,
    and made the repairs. At every worksite, I found the problem, while he
    was dragging in his cart full of tools and test equipment. He was very
    pissed, but his boss tried several times to have me transferred to his
    section. He laughed when he asked about my training, and I told him
    that a RADAR system was a stripped down TV system, and that I had read
    and studied some WWII aircraft RADAR while in high school. He was
    stunned to learn that I had tested out of all military electronics
    training, and had only been in the military for six months. Does anyone
    else remember the 15R and 15E tubes used in those WWII RADAR systems?

    GEE, the FAA was building their regional office at Ft Rucker while I
    was stationed there. It took so long to build their fancy office
    building/data center (1000 phone lines) that they had to install their
    mainframe computer in an old wooden barracks building. That left the
    huge computer room with the raised floor sitting empty. I suggested
    they move the ETV studios to the building, and vacate the WWII wood
    building they were in. The control room for the computers was bigger
    than their current studio.

    The airfield was used to train pilots on their way to Vietnam, and
    working with the air traffic controllers was a big part of their
    training. Any failure over 15 minutes in the 'Weathervision' system
    would close the school, too. We ar talking about student pilots, not
    certified. The only certified pilots were the instructors. Most of the
    students left the area as soon as they were qualified pilots.

    Cairns Airfield has some of the highest ATC traffic of any airfield.
    I don't think you understand how busy the place was, and is.

    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
  4. Bill

    Bill Guest

    Actually, there's a site (in German) that describes someone's theory as to
    how that might be done:

    Use Babelfish to translate it (sort of)
  5. Arny Krueger

    Arny Krueger Guest

    Agreed. We had a Hawk site in Miami where you could overlook a subdivision
    from several radar towers. Eventually the Army sold the site's plot of land
    to the developers, and this was the first of the batteries in our battalion
    to simply disappear.
  6. Arny Krueger

    Arny Krueger Guest

  7. brett_zell

    brett_zell Guest

    Its possible by taking apart a microwave oven and use the generator to
    fry the electronics.
    You have to be VERY CAREFULL with the radiations and you better know
    what you are doing.
    It works perfectly against radars for example.
  8. Tobiah

    Tobiah Guest

    Hold up a $100 bill and call something unintelligible to
    the driver at a level just below the music volume. You'll
    experience and immediate reduction in the volume of the
  9. Tom Potter

    Tom Potter Guest

    Note that John's idea for a hand-held RADAR
    differs from mine.

    The one I propose would use Google Maps
    to correlate with the RADAR data, and to display
    where the user was, and the moving targets about him,

    whereas John's RADAR would be provide a two,
    and perhaps three dimensional picture of the
    targets in its' range.

    John's RADAR would use techniques like those
    used in medical imaging I suppose.

    Tom Potter

    *** Time Magazine Person of the Year 2006 ***
    *** May 2007 Anti-Bigot Award ***
  10. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    What, it's not bad enough they're going around disturbing
    the peace, you want to PAY them for it?????!?!?!?!????

    And top-posting is wrong too.

  11. Peter Larsen

    Peter Larsen Guest

    Metal fatigue will have the car auto-disintegrate anyway ...
    That's a novel concept ... nah, it can¨t be done. And it is
    blind-friendly to post like I do it here, ie. with comments in the
    context of what is commented on, and stuff that is not commented on
    snipped away.

    Kind regards

    Peter Larsen
  12. Donald

    Donald Guest

    Where does it say, "then give them the bill after the volume is turned

    Hmmm, you did not seem to have trouble understanding the out-of-order

    Maybe top posting is a function of being able to keep track of whats
    going on and less then having any respondent follow "net rules"
  13. So is not trimming as you did, dipshit.

    He doesn't pay ANYTHING, idiot. One holds up the $100 bill because
    that will ALWAYS get the attention of an inconsiderate retard with his
    boom boom car blasting out "I'm a drug dealer". You get the stereo
    turned down, then walk away laughing.
  14. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    NO. It's a matter of respect.

    You disrespect us by flouting convention. And it's not a "rule", it's
    simply the way civilized people behave on USENET.

  15. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    Yeah, and get shot in the back.

    Good Luck!
  16. jango2

    jango2 Guest

    Your ideas are too hard core and militant.
    How about this, a high powered IR sender that transmits power off
    codes for all the manufacturers and models serially ?
  17. How about a high-powered IR sender that transmits power-
    This device exists for TVs.
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