The Radar Pages Downloads
The Radar Pages
This page contains spreadsheets etc. that I have found useful over the years and some downloadable documents. I have saved different versions, please let me know if you experience any difficulties.
A number of the sites listed in The Radar Pages offer documents in the .pdf format. This format is an excellent way to transmit documents but you need a special viewer to view them on your computer. You can down load Adobe's Acrobat Reader by clicking on the Acrobat logo.
Clark, Major Gregory C., "Deflating British Radar Myths Of World War II".
A research p
aper presented to The Research Department, Air Command and Staff College,
AU/ACSC/0609F/97-3, March 1997. This paper is a brief examination of e
arly German and British radar developments and dispels some of the
old radar myths that still perpetuate in some quarters.
"Guglielmo Marconi and Early Systems of Wireless Communication" by R.W. Simons from the "GEC Review" vol.11, no.1, 1996. A fascinating account of some of Marconi's early work.
Adobe Acrobat .pdf version (1182k) You can either open the article from here by left clicking on the link once or you can save it to disc by right clicking the link once and selecting the "Save Target As..." option. This article is reproduced with the kind permission of the Editor of the "GEC Review". The article is in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format, if you do not have Adobe Reader you can down load a copy free by clicking on the Adobe Acrobat logo.
"Forty years of Marconi Radar 1946 to 1986" from the "GEC Review" vol.13, no.3, 1998. This first class article, written by two men who were at the heart of Marconi Radar, gives a fascinating insight into the commercial, political and technical aspects of providing air defence radar equipment to the R.A.F. This article also features a rare descriptions of the RX12874 Passive Detection System.
Adobe Acrobat .pdf version (488k) You can either open the article from here by left clicking on the link once or you can save it to disc by right clicking the link once and selecting the "Save Target As..." option. This article is reproduced with the kind permission of the Editor of the "GEC Review". The article is in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format, if you do not have Adobe Reader you can down load a copy free by clicking on the Adobe Acrobat logo.
Hex - Decimal conversion table. Microsoft Exel©
This little table allows you to convert Hex values to Decimal values and vice versa. Very handy for programmers and web page builders!
SatfinderXL. Microsoft Exel©
This useful spreadsheet can be used to calculate Az and El values for steerable satellite dishes. It's easy to use and seems to work ok on the 11m, 8.1m and 4.6m dishes at my work place.
Radar Type Numbers
I am indebted to Brian Mulvana for preparing this list of radar type numbers and descriptions. This is the most comprehensive list I have seen and it covers British, US, German and civil types. This is a first class effort, the original list comprises of 19 pages of information! Brian tells me that the list represents some 20 years work and that the information was drawn from many sources in the course of his own research. Please send any additions or corrections to me and I'll pass them on to Brian. You can see some of Brian's work here.
".Zip" compressed versions (PKZIP, Winzip etc):
Microsoft Word© v97 (67k)
Microsoft Word© v6/95 (57k)
Microsoft Word© v97 version (490k)
Constructed by Dick