Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Pick UP Board

Will be posting details of a Pick UP board.  Actually a 68000 coprocessor board which runs Pick when hosted on a PC.

Hope to copy the media and post it somewhere.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Verlort Manual set

have purchased what appears to be the Carnarvon set of manuals for the radar.  I have looked them over briefly and hope to figure out what to do with them soon.  They are bound so I could disassemble and scan them, and may do so for the 8 1/2 x 11's.  I would need to borrow something for the large volume.

There is a note about servicing a unit (Maybe Carnarvon's) at Wallop's Island.  It may only be that the manuals were forwarded there.

This is the radar used to track Mercury, and i would assume other flights at long range.

The other bit from the manuals was a list of custom drawings for several sites.

Kauai Island
Corpus Cristi
Grand Canary Island.

Below are some informative web pages about the radar.

another page about Woomera Radars by Ken Anderson (author  of first page)

Friday, November 5, 2010

Cirrus Arm EDB9315a

I just got a variety of old development systems.  One is an Cirrus Arm EDB9315a shown here:

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Verlort Tracking Radar

Just sent for the tracking manuals for the Verlort Tracking radar for Project Mercury.  23# of stuff.

I'm not too sure what is on the way, since the photos didn't look like the manuals were that big.

Here are some links to the technology: