[amsat-bb] Re: ship radar antennas

Thomas McDaniel tmcdanielsprint at earthlink.net
Mon Dec 18 09:31:12 PST 2006

Hi Kyle,

Here is a pretty good on-line text -- it also has an "intro to radar" 
section:  http://www.vectorsite.net/ttwiz.html

It covers the history of radar and how it works.

73  Tom  n0ntx

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kyle Yoksh" <yokshs at sbcglobal.net>
To: "amsat-bb" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Monday, December 18, 2006 9:32 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] ship radar antennas


Please excuse the off-topic question, but a recent Mythbusters episode (yes,
I really like that show!) has me intrigued about antennas, namely
the rotating ship radar antennas.

I'm sure that some of you on this list have forgotten more about the subject
than I'll ever hope to know, like Bob, WB4APR..

I've done the standard Google for "ship radar antenna", etc but the best I
can find is an outfit wanting to sell me
one. I guess that'd be one way to learn about them, but I also lack a boat
to install it on.. hi hi

I'm looking for more specific info on the equipment and antenna(s) involved,
how they work, RF output and frequency(s) involved, etc.. Anyone
have time to elmer me on the subject, suggest a good book to read, etc?

Please reply off-list to k0kn at amsat.org. Thanks

Kyle Yoksh
Olathe, Kansas

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