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 Author  Topic: SO Radar Antenna Housing
pbudzik

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Does anyone have the height and diameter of the SO-1 radar antenna housing.

Thank you,
Paul


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  TED WALTHER

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Paul;
Maybe this will help you.

jY0b6.jpg

Take care,
TED


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pbudzik

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Thanks Ted, I have that drawing, but I'm a bit skeptical about the accuracy. As a last resort, I may wind up having to work with it, but I was hoping someone here at least had the actual diameter. I'll be doing the version that doesn't have the short column between the mast and housing so it will require some estimation anyway.

Paul


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Jerry Gilmartin

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I have made this exact measurement before for our radar installation aboard PT658. I will look for that info and send it. I may even have close up photos. Jerry

Jerry Gilmartin
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Portland OR

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Drew Cook

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Always wished the SCR-517A "Beehive" radar had been included in that drawing!


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pbudzik

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of pbudzik  Posted on: Jul 7, 2020 - 9:07pm
Thank you Jerry! That would be terrific.


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Jeff D

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jeff D   Send Email To Jeff D Posted on: Jul 8, 2020 - 9:00am
I don't know if this is of any help or how accurate it is, I'd wait for Jerry's measurements they have the real thing including the mast:

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  Jerry Gilmartin

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OK Paul here you go.

Alton shows height of mast
jdC44.jpg

Closeup of tape measure at Altons feet
jd3JM.jpg

Shows top of mast without dome mounted
jdblH.jpg

Top of mast with Dome Mounted, and how far yardarms project from mast
jdwns.jpg

Side view of mast without Dome width of pedistal
jdhow.jpg

Jason measuring width of mast at the point where prop hinge is located
jdQUt.jpg

Jason measures to top of dome 141 inches
jd4cT.jpg

141 inches to top of dome
jdpm3.jpg

Width of RF Signal Generator is 24 inches
jdGPc.jpg

Fall River SOA Radar Dish uncovered
jd7g0.jpg

PT305 in RON22 Radar Dish cover removed
jdOS7.jpg

Mast without tape measure
jYzJm.jpg

Close Up of RF Signal Generator Housing and Wave Guide Boot
jYSpY.jpg

Close Up of lower Mast Hinges to Deck
jY8aS.jpg

Newly made fiberglass transition piece and commercially available dome in back of Bills truck
jdE1J.jpg



Jerry Gilmartin
PT658 Crewman
Portland OR

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pbudzik

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of pbudzik  Posted on: Jul 8, 2020 - 7:42pm
WOW! I'm flabbergasted! You guys are the greatest. Thank you so much Jerry and Jeff. Plenty to work with here.

Paul


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Jeff D

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jeff D   Send Email To Jeff D Posted on: Jul 9, 2020 - 5:19am
You're welcome Paul!

Great work Jerry, that's what I call a definitive answer.



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