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Old 3rd Nov 2006, 06:25
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MOD admit zapping cars

MOD has admitted the Neatishead T93 is/was responsible for zapping peoplesīcars. The Times: It is supposed to spot enemy fighters - not zap the electrics of passing cars

T93 always has been a very, very, dirty radar, though I remember the 200yd RADHAZ for civilians, and 100yds for servicemen was a bit of a joke. We always put it down to the lead lining in the No2 trousers.....
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If you think that's bad you should have seen a T85 in high power! Still, if it sterilises the locals it can only raise the national IQ in the long term

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If you think that's bad you should have seen a T85 in high power!
Ohh, I did. I was the MC for the very, very, last time it was used.

The Spams had ther EC24 across to do some trials, and since it was the last day of the T85 I managed to persuade 11Gp to let use every thing it had. We managed to get 10 out of the 12 Tx on line through 6 horns, full frequency hopping, the lot. The EC24 sat on a N-S track 60 miles off the coast and asked for the jamming grade - zero - zero - zero - zero.

We then asked him if he had anything to report. There was a short pause, then he replied, "Well, we think the paint is coming off the outside of the aircraft"..

Five minutes after he was off task the radar was switched off. ten minutes later the engineers were smashing valves and glass work with axes and cutting through cables. Weīd got it turned back on so often they had explicit instructions that, this time, it was to be irrecoverable....
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Don't think it is at Neatishead - most probably Trimingham. Not even certain it's a T93 - replaced by a different model around 1997/1998. Please feel free to correct me!

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Can anyone tell me what was the huge radar at RAF Locking near 3 hangar?

That may explain a few things if it was one of them!
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Didn't Locking get bits of the Gatow T94? Might be that - any photos?
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is that one better then?

I remember hearing someone shouting "SECTOR BLANKING" as he ran toward the cabin with his hands over his "nads".
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Interestingly the same EM effects are often a part of UFO reports; any connection?
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Both the cars mentioned are Nissans.

I had a Nissan Terrano and the dashboard failed as well. But this is nothing to do with passing radar stations, it is listed as a known fault on Nissan cars.

The LCD display flashes off/on, the needles go up and down etc. etc. And when you take it to the dealers they go "oh, another one" and swap the electronics out.
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Originally Posted by Il Duce View Post
Don't think it is at Neatishead - most probably Trimingham. Not even certain it's a T93 - replaced by a different model around 1997/1998. Please feel free to correct me!
It is Trimingham and it is a 93
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Don't think lying on the grass in front of the type 80 or 264 at Sopley did my gonads much good

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Sopley was T80, (ex Wartling I think) and it didn't do a lot of good to the guy who went up to paint the scanner with the Tx still switched on either.
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I remember the one at Neat, in certain weather conditions you could actually see a shimmer in front of it for about 50 feet or so!!
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Don't know about Neat, but, while at Linton and on a raz over the North York Moors on our freshly purchased motorbikes, me and a mate both had the immobilisers kick in, surprisingly close to a certain large radar type facility around there.

Coincidence??
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So Neat has been causing problems? Quel suprise?

You never hear about Buchan zapping cars, do you?

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Akrotiri

Back in the early 70s, I can recall a neighbour on 84Sqn mentioning that his brand-new duty-free SAAB 99 would often 'cough' whenever he drove past the aerial farm approaching Akrotiri. He was convinced that it was some form of radiation upsetting the car's ECU. The majority of cars back then were still fitted with mechanical 'points' to trigger the ignition, so were not affected, but ECUs were just beginning to appear on some vehicles.
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A weekly task at Boulmer was to go on to the R12 roof, where the T85 aerial was, and pick up the dead birds that got frazzled when roosting overnight.

Over the two years I was there, a couple of trees on the perimeter slowly died off too.

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Stepan Lucyszyn, a reader in millimetre-wave electronics at Imperial College, London, said: “These 1.1 megawatt radars have sufficient energy to cause significant electrical inter- ference ...”

When was the last time our T93 fleet were putting out that sort of power? Last I heard they were running in "low" power
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Aeronut - The Locking RADAR by 3T block was the T101 before it moved to Cosford. Predating that, by some years, was the "nodding horror" or ANFPS6 which we used to point at the TCs in 1T block. Well we had to do something to restrict their uncontrolled spread.

Spekesoftly - (Strange spelling, L24 perhaps?) I had a mate with the same car, same timeframe, based at Troodos whose engine would not just cough but actually cut out. It was a 30mph limit IIRC and he had to do nearer 40 to coast through it. He was pulled by the speed police and gave them a demo but they were still considering doing him when the turks invaded and it all got forgotten about. Every cloud etc but it meant that there was no follow up with SAAB to identify the cause.
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I had a mate with the same car, same timeframe, based at Troodos whose engine would not just cough but actually cut out.
The T84 at Troodos in the dome? The only road went to the site (OK, the Cypriot Tx on the next hilltop as well.) What was he coasting through?

I have been chased down the road from the top site by ball lightning though, IIRC I did just a little bit more than 40MPH on the way down.

I never saw a speed trap off the SBA during my tour, which is a pity because meeting a local coming around the corner on the wrong side of the road on 2 wheels - trying to get to Limassol with snow still on the car - strained the patience as well as the underwear.....
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