From: John Woodgate
Subject: Re: MICROWAVE DETECTOR FOR CONCEALED FIREARMS.
Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2003 22:21:12 +0000
Organization: JMWA Electronics Consultancy
Reply-To: John Woodgate
NNTP-Posting-Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2003 22:59:13 +0000 (UTC)
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I read in sci.electronics.design that firstname.lastname@example.org wrote
(in ) about 'MICROWAVE DETECTOR FOR
CONCEALED FIREARMS.', on Sun, 12 Jan 2003:
>Well, I routinely carry a leatherman & a few screwdrivers, and will quite
>often go out for lunch with spanners and other tools still in my pockets,
>so I guess that makes me a criminal?
Well, 60 years ago in Britain, it might do. There was an offence of
'going equipped [for housebreaking]', which you could be convicted of if
you were carrying a screwdriver or even a jack knife after dark.
>Does anybody remember which company makes that Thz imaging sensor which
>uses the microwave background radiation to image metallic objects? It was
>described in one of the 'hobbiest' rags over here a year or so back.
>That may be a useful device if it could be packaged to be usable.
I think that must be a fairy tale. The microwave background is VERY
weak. If it would work as a THz radar, we'd be fried.
Regards, John Woodgate, OOO - Own Opinions Only. http://www.jmwa.demon.co.uk
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