> At 11:59 AM 3/8/2006, Doug Renwick wrote:
>>Jay's note about the Navy approval of the Prosistel rotor is
>>interesting but at present will not affect my purchasing
>>decisions. The results of an explosion test may be
>>interesting, but I do not foresee 'shells' coming my
>>direction. I would be much more interested to know how much
>>the Navy is paying for this rotor.
> I'd be even more interested in the details of the "Navy approval"...
> what requirements (some form of MIL-810 for environments? MIL-461 for
> EMI/EMC?), what testing, etc.
> DoD has literally millions of specifications, some meaningful in this
> context, some not. A water resistance/salt spray test and/or tests over
> temperature would be of great interest to hams. So would any electrical
> tests or life tests. Whether the type size used to indicate the CAGE
> code on the nameplate is correct is less so.
> Folks, this isn't directed at Prosistel, or anyone in particular, but
> seeing "purchased by ABC big entity" isn't necessarily a indication of
> quality. It just means that someone was willing to fork out the bucks
> to buy it for whatever they needed it for (and that might have been to
> be used once in a destructive test).
> Jim, W6RMK
I'm just guessing here, but the Navy could also just be buying them for
use at shore-based MARS stations located on Navy & Marine Corps bases.
This would indicate NO testing, NO adherence to any known MIL standards,
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