Yep me too Jim. Spent two years at Keesler AFB (Cody Hall) learning how to
troubleshoot, align, and maintain FPN-47 (60 mile approach ATC) and GPA-16 (10
mile precision approach ATC). Still mostly tube radar when I left in 74.
Transistor replacements just coming in.
Cheers - Steve - W5JK
On Feb 19, 2012, at 12:32 PM, Jim Lowman wrote:
> I maintained air traffic control radar systems when I was in the Air
> Force in the 70s. The scope was our #1 troubleshooting tool. Due to
> the issues with timing and short-duration pulses, there was simply no
> other piece of test equipment that would do the job.
> In fact, in our first block of radar maintenance school, we studied a
> built-in scope used in one of the WWII mobile radar units.
> 73 de Jim - AD6CW
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