The Radar Pages
Radar, Cold War and Service links and Contacts
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Memoirs of a Boffin (formerly Radar To
The Future - The
Story of a Boffin) by Dr. J. Rennie Whitehead
is a detailed account of the life of one of the radar pioneers. The author recalls
his life in his memoirs at http://www.whitehead-family.ca/drrennie/radar.html His experiences during the early years of radar will be of great interest
to researchers. The author has led a full and active life in the public, academic
and industrial spheres and you can learn more at http://www.whitehead-family.ca/drrennie/index.html Dr. J. Rennie Whitehead passed away in March 2012.
A former colleague of Alec
Reeves, the man who
conceived the OBOE blind bombing system, has launched a web site -
- devoted to Reeves. It has a great deal of interesting
material, plus an associated discussion group. Part of the object of the
latter is to provide a forum for collecting anecdotes and information for use
in the biography of Alec Reeves that David Robertson is writing.
The Federation of American Scientists was founded in 1945 by members of the Manhattan Project who produced the first atomic bomb and their web site at http://www.fas.org/index.html is a gold mine of information on military, political and nuclear matters. The Military Analysis section at http://www.fas.org/man/index.html is of particular interest to military researchers.
Government and Corporate sites:
Just come up on the National Lottery? Fancy building your own air defence system? Need an AN/FPS-6 for that weekend project? Then pop along to The Radio Research Instrument Company, the one stop shop for all your radar needs. The Radio Research Instrument Company has stocks of surplus U.S. military radar equipment, all available at reasonable rates subject to status (friendly to the U.S.A., voted Republican, likes missile systems and so on) with the U.S. Department Of Defence . The site doesn't feature a shopping cart yet but you can view the on line catalogue and contact them by Email. This is a very useful source of information for researchers (Incidentally they only had four AN/FPS-6's in stock when I checked so you'd better hurry!).
Whilst it doesn't have much to do with radar IPS Radio and Space Services is worth a look. IPS is an Australian government department that provides the Australian radio propagation and space environment service and their web site at http://www.ips.gov.au/ is well worth a visit. There is also a very useful Sun-Satellite Interference Prediction Calculator that I use to provide the Sun Outage information for the satellite earth stat ions that I work with. It is very easy to use and the results are very accurate.
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