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From: "Ken Taylor"
Subject: Re: Radar basics?
Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2002 11:40:37 +1300
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You could certainly receive the radar signal being directed toward you, but
it would not mean anything - you wouldn't receive the signal of a target
which happened to be illuminated at the time, and you certainly wouldn't
receive such signals from any other direction (with any certainty about what
was illuminating them, or when). Unless you got *really* clever and
identified the RF signature of each transmitter.....(mind starts to boggle
at the garage full of home-brew equipment at this stage!).
"Douglas Wills" wrote in message
> I've often wondered, is it possible to view (receive and display actually)
> the radar signal generated from an airports radar system? I live in an
> where there are several radar sources (4 public airports and MANY military
> radar systems) and I have always thought that it would be "neat" to view
> signals being put out by thise systems.
> I figure that the information (frequencies etc) used (at least in the
> systems) would be available for public consumption, and their exact
> is known, so could you receive the reflected signal and process it for
> own radar airport controller HUD.
> Note that I am not talking about sending out a radar signal, simply
> receiving and displaying one. Is this something that could be done by a
> hobiest without spending a fourtune? If so, does anyone know any websites
> publicly availble information to help me out?
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