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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 10:38:12 PM on 4 March 2012.
Blingbling81's avatar
 Location: Noosa, QLD
 Member since 31 December 2010
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I have a friend that has got these 2 items he collects military items but because he is in a rural area he has no acess to internet so he wants me to find out some information for him first is he thinks a radar of some sort






 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 5:59:47 AM on 5 March 2012.
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 Location: Harston, VIC
 Member since 28 February 2009
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Hi Bling,

The first pics are of the display console of a TPS-3 portable radar. Some specs are;

TPS-3 - Lightweight medium to long radar
Description: Radio Set AN/TPS-3 is a portable, medium long range, radar unit designed for early warning against aircraft
Frequency: 590 MHz to 610 MHz
Power Output: 200 kilowatts peak
Pulse Width: 1.5 ┬Áseconds
Pulse Repetition Rate: 200 pps
Range: 120 miles, accuracy 2 miles
Vertical Coverage: up to 30,000 feet,
Horizontal Coverage: 360 degrees
Antenna: 10-ft parabolic-reflector
Speed: 5 rpm
Beam Width: 10-degrees
Indicator Type and Quantity: 7 inch PPI and 5 inch A-scope
Notes: Developed from SCR-548; Total weight (including spare parts and power units) when packed for air transport 1200 lbs; 1940-1945, 687 procured; 400-Hertz power.

Some pics of this set can be seen on;

Note the alternator in the 4th pic. This sounded exactly like a VW beetle when running.

Used this display unit along with a different radar head to track locust swarms a couple of centuries ago! Brings back memories of a great time playing with lots of disposal gear.

Ian O'toole has some info on the wireless set No11 at this site; http://www.vk2bv.org/museum/ws11.htm


Cheers, Graham...

 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 7:27:26 PM on 8 March 2012.
Blingbling81's avatar
 Location: Noosa, QLD
 Member since 31 December 2010
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Thanks graham that is some great info I will pass it on to him cheers, so the number 11 runs off 12 v on the triangle pins and the other plug is to go to another receiver? Thanks again toby

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