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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