radar history

Diane Bruce db at db.net
Sun Mar 4 08:05:27 CST 2018

On Sun, Mar 04, 2018 at 12:45:10PM -0000, Dave Wade via cctalk wrote:
> > 
> > A very interesting story in this radar history is how the Dutch managed to
> > rescue the EF50 tube, essential for these early radar receivers, to England
> > just hours before the Germans invaded holland.

I heard this story.

"It was in Canada though, in 1956, that Watson-Watt got a glimpse of a less
 popular application for the technology he helped develop - when he was
 pulled over for speeding by a policeman using a radar gun.

According to Mr Herriot: "He said, 'My God, if I'd known what they were
going to do with it, I'd have never have invented it!'"


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