[TowerTalk] TowerTalk Digest, Vol 148, Issue 74

Warren Wolff via TowerTalk towertalk at contesting.com
Sun Apr 19 22:46:55 EDT 2015

I was stationed in Hawaii during many of the Operation
Dominic Tests.  I had a facility on Johnston Island.
I received reports from various aircraft monitoring those
these tests.  Not one aircraft suffered any damage from
the emitted EMP.

If one thinks seriously about it, for EMP to damage a
piece of equipment, it would have to be connected to
a power main [Think, "Long antenna"].  No antenna; no
damaging voltages.

If in the case of an auto ignition system OR a digital
watch, I allege, it is highly doubtful that enough EMP
could be intercepted to precipitate a failure.  A Dr.
Rabinowitz can be GOOGLed to read his paper on EMP.
It is considered a classic on the subject.  Also, it
is an old wives tale that claims the street lights in
Honolulu were fried during some of the tests.  NOT true.

Warren; W7WY

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