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Mikebits

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ummm, Hero999, what do you do with 100KW at 10 GHz?

X-band Radar...
 

Mikebits

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Is that thing moving in the water? What the heck is it?
 

duffy

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X-band radar. Your tax dollars at work. Yes, it moves through the water. Patrols an area off the coast of Alaska. It can spot a baseball at 3,000 miles, supposedly. The odd shape is because it's semi-submersible, like some kind of mobile oil rig or something.

We put it out there to keep an eye on that nutjob in North Korea.
 

duffy

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That was one of the links I read, the pic is off Wikipedia.
 

Video Warrior

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Ted - that big tube image I just posted was a huge mercury-arc rectifier. Google "mercury-arc rectifier" and see if your tube shows up in image search.
Did a little more digging. The "354A" is close to the right shape. Hard to tell scale from just this pic http://www.tubeworld.com/354a.jpg though... Not real obvious that there is actual mercury rolling around inside these either. Now I haveta research "mercury-vapor thyratron". Like I have time for this.. Oh well. Beats "work", I guess.
 
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