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From: Jim Lowman <jmlowman@sbcglobal.net>
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Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2012 11:06:05 -0800
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Interesting, Steve!  Your memory is much better than mine, since I don't 
even remember the name of the building-inside-a-hangar where the radar 
classes were held.

My first assignment after tech school (Yokota AB Japan) had the FPN-47 
and PAR systems.  I spent another few months back at Keesler learning 
the solid-state replacement for the 47 and a couple of the newer 
subsystems, such as the digital replacement for the IFF/SIF systems.  
Got out in 1978 and chucked the whole thing.  With the transition to 
solid-state and digital systems, there was little left to do as a 
technician.  I think the only adjustment on one system was to set the 
power supply voltage!

73 de Jim - AD6CW

On 2/19/2012 10:40 AM, Steven Kline wrote:
> 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

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