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Propagation Section - Videos (1966 and early 1970's)

 

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View the video (#1 Propagation Section.mpg ~18Mb 01:50)
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View the video (#3 Propagation Section.mpg ~32Mb 03:12)
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About the videos

A series of videos converted from film so quality is poor and there is no sound.

The Propagation Section designed and utilised equipment to be used for various propagation measurements around Australia. The electronics were built in the propagation laboratory and some of the mechanical components were constructed by the Model Shop Section. The Propagation Section had four caravans that were carted around Australia to support the measurement program. Two were field service units and two were laboratories. Also, see this article from the Telegen Magazine, Vol 6, No 5, March 1974.

#1 At the Army Tropical Trials Establishment at Cowley Beach North QLD in 1972. Using a solar radiometer designed and built in the laboratories for measuring the radiation from the sun at about 12Ghz. Measurements were for assisting in the design of the AUSSAT satellite system.
00:28 Frank Dalmau
01:08 Frank Dalmau & Steve Howard
01:34 Mick Clarke
01:50 Mick Clarke

#2 In the Laboratories Model Shop early 1970's.
00:00 Jack Ellery
00:12 Lex Rainer

#3 In the Laboratories Model Shop early 1970's.
00:02 Peter Meggs

#4 Moorabbin airport in 1966. Preparing equipment on a plane to measure the radio refractive index of the air to determine the radio propagation effects of potential microwave links. Also views from the air of Melbourne.
00:43 Neil Wain & Garth Jenkinson

#5 Multichannel recorder used with with the solar radiometer.

#6 Cox Peninsula across the harbour from Darwin, where Radio Australia had a huge high-power HF transmitting station. Around 1972-73. Subsequently the radiometer was moved to a Telstra site close to Darwin city. Dick Flavin was responsible for that and the shift may have occurred after Cyclone Tracey in December 1974.
00:10 Jim Lucas
00:37 Steve Howard
00:44 Garth Jenkinson

#7 As for #1 1972.
01:41 Frank Dalmau
01:56 Steve Howard

#8 As for #1 mid 1970's
05:02 Garth Jenkinson

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