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Decca 424 Airfield Radar

Old 2nd Mar 2016, 19:50
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For what it's worth - here's the one at East Mids Aeropark

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Old 2nd Mar 2016, 21:26
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What? Where?
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Old 2nd Mar 2016, 22:09
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What? Where?
Too late, talkdownman has nicked it for spare parts.
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Old 4th Mar 2016, 17:19
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OK, let's see whether anything appears now ...




At East Midlands Aeropark ...
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Old 10th Mar 2016, 10:37
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The thought occurred to me whether this is the only radar head in captivity. Are these things usually preserved in museums (we'll discount Lasham as a museum of course...).

I guess you guys are more interested in the functionality of the electronics system at the other end of the wire, and so this comment perhaps is better suited to Spotters' Corner. Apologies if so.
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Old 10th Mar 2016, 11:24
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I think there is one at the Brenzett Aeronautical Museum.

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Old 2nd Feb 2017, 18:55
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The 424 has been 'off line' at Lasham for a good while, but I noticed it turning recently which hopefully is a sign of good things to come?
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Old 3rd Feb 2017, 08:22
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The 424 has been 'off line' at Lasham for a good while, but I noticed it turning recently which hopefully is a sign of good things to come?
talkdownman where are you?
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Old 4th Apr 2021, 05:50
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Lasham 424 now on the scrap heap, and me along with it.

Clocks off...




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Old 4th Apr 2021, 12:05
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Sorry to hear that, Talkdownman - about both you and the radar. But as you hang up your headset for the last time you must have been able to smile about the career, and the records that you have broken and set over the years.
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Old 4th Apr 2021, 14:06
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Originally Posted by Equivocal View Post
Sorry to hear that, Talkdownman - about both you and the radar. But as you hang up your headset for the last time you must have been able to smile about the career, and the records that you have broken and set over the years.
Thanks for that! Yes, it has been a long and very varied career on which to reflect. I dunno about records, but I would mind a quid for each validation. I wish I had kept an air traffic diary, and taken more pictures, of co-workers in particular. The 424 did its job, quite adequate for getting the jets onto the ground enroute to the hangar. Watching the crews now (trying to) do it themselves is providing some good spectator sport on occasions. If you go down there, don't forget your tin hat...
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Old 5th Apr 2021, 12:36
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TalkdownMan

Malcy,

Time to write your memoirs!

If you can be a bit more discrete than Clint ( RIP ) was, you may even find a publisher.

Enjoy your 'retirement'.

Brian W

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Old 22nd Apr 2021, 20:27
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Grrr

Originally Posted by Talkdownman View Post
Thanks for that! Yes, it has been a long and very varied career on which to reflect. I dunno about records, but I would mind a quid for each validation. I wish I had kept an air traffic diary, and taken more pictures, of co-workers in particular. The 424 did its job, quite adequate for getting the jets onto the ground enroute to the hangar. Watching the crews now (trying to) do it themselves is providing some good spectator sport on occasions. If you go down there, don't forget your tin hat...
We can watch the circus from the dark side
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