OT: Archiving data/video/movies/photos/oral history

From: Dwight Elvey <elvey_at_hal.com>
Date: Tue Jun 6 11:35:04 2000

William Donzelli <aw288_at_osfn.org> wrote:
> > But by 1945 the cavity magnetron was documented to some extent (probably
> > enough to make one if you understood Maxwell's Equations ;-)) in the ARRL
> > handbook. FWIW, this book was published _before_ the war ended.
> That is because the Japanese and Germans had them - no longer a
> secret. The Japanese actually were quite far advanced in the art of the
> magnetron.

 Actually the thing that made allied radar better than
German during the war wasn't so much the magnetron,
that as mentioned had been copied. It was the rotating
beam on the screen. I don't know why they didn't have this,
only that it did make a large difference in how effective
the radar was.
Received on Tue Jun 06 2000 - 11:35:04 BST

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