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Thu Feb 03, 2005 1:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bush To Scrap Subsidy For Amtrak! (Hooray!)
Replies: 107
Views: 4558

RE: Bush To Scrap Subsidy For Amtrak! (Hooray!)

<i>Rail travel, while fun, is extremely slow for long distances and not suitable to the requirements of most people. I believe also that the people running the rail systems have not properly executed an effective marketing campaign to illustrate the leisure travel draw for trains. </i> This statemen...

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Wed Feb 02, 2005 8:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Canadian Air Force?
Replies: 47
Views: 4982

RE: The Canadian Air Force?

Sigh..... Canada has no enemies. The US has plenty. That is why nobody attacks Canada. It has nothing to do with "going through the US first". The US has been attacked by its enemies with no such fear. The Canadian armed forces have an excellent and proud history. I know you guys have internet acces...

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Mon Jan 31, 2005 11:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Brakes On An Airliner.
Replies: 21
Views: 5054

RE: Brakes On An Airliner.

You could always use the intercom button on the yoke and tell the F/O to brake....

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Mon Jan 31, 2005 10:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Whats Wrong With These People?
Replies: 26
Views: 2664

RE: Whats Wrong With These People?

Alberta isn't evil. Ralph Kline is.

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Mon Jan 31, 2005 10:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canadian Prime Minister Supports Gay Marriage
Replies: 26
Views: 3007

RE: Canadian Prime Minister Supports Gay Marriage

<i>He was just re-elected in a landslide and his views on marriage were well known. The American people support his view. </i> Bwahahahahahaahahahah..... You should read the newspaper before you write in this forum. Or at least read the definition of "landslide". In this context, Dictionary.com says...

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Mon Jan 31, 2005 10:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So Nice To See Arabs Voting--Good Luck George Bush
Replies: 52
Views: 2678

RE: So Nice To See Arabs Voting--Good Luck George Bush

<i>Iraqi's are free to run their own affairs effective today for the first time in 50 years. Democracy by its very nature is never imposed.</i> Oh really? So you are saying that the US isn't imposing its brand of democracy on Iraq? Keep on saying it and someday you'll truly believe it. <i>Airplay, y...

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Mon Jan 31, 2005 10:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Whats Wrong With These People?
Replies: 26
Views: 2664

RE: Whats Wrong With These People?

<i>It's wrong to teach our children that they came to this earth because 2 men or 2 woman made love. </i> Is anyone advocating that? This is the first I've heard. This really isn't a "moral" issue. Its a question of tolerance. Christianity (and most organised religions) has long been guilty of gross...

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Mon Jan 31, 2005 2:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canadian Prime Minister Supports Gay Marriage
Replies: 26
Views: 3007

RE: Canadian Prime Minister Supports Gay Marriage

<i>I'm pointing out your thinly disguised attempt to badmouth the US and Bush at every oppty</i> Thinly disguised? I thought it was quite clear that I was badmouthing Bush. And I will continue to do so because I think he is a dangerous man. <i>Please be a bit more informed about things before you sa...

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Mon Jan 31, 2005 2:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Racist Weatherman
Replies: 23
Views: 2165

RE: Racist Weatherman

I think Bravo7E7 is a dangerous sexual deviant. After all he has "Bra" in his username....

 Smile

I agree. The most mis-used and over-used words in society. Thanks to liberalism and political correctness.

Oh brother....

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Mon Jan 31, 2005 2:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The FCC Is Getting Out Of Hand...
Replies: 32
Views: 3578

RE: The FCC Is Getting Out Of Hand...

The FCC represents the US population quite accurately. Programs related to violence is <acronym title="CSA Czech Airlines">OK</acronym>. But flash a nipple and apparently the very fibre of the American culture is threatened..... <i>Slightly off-topic but, I beleive the FCC is stealing every dime of ...

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Mon Jan 31, 2005 1:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So Nice To See Arabs Voting--Good Luck George Bush
Replies: 52
Views: 2678

RE: So Nice To See Arabs Voting--Good Luck George Bush

<i>It was so much better under Saddam Hussein. They got threatened with death unless they voted for Saddamn in previous elections. </i> Um...didn't the US outlaw various political parties? Just how "free" are these elections? <i>Voter turnout is estimated at 72% in Iraq and 95% in Baghdad.</i> So......

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Mon Jan 31, 2005 1:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any Radar In Cockpit Other Than Weather Radar?
Replies: 98
Views: 11273

RE: Any Radar In Cockpit Other Than Weather Radar?

FredT, Don't quit your day job....  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> There are plenty of examples of equipment that use a timer to resolve distance. A <acronym title="Moscow - Domodedovo (DME / UUDD), Russia">DME</acronym> is a great example. So what is the difference bet...

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Sun Jan 30, 2005 8:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canadian Prime Minister Supports Gay Marriage
Replies: 26
Views: 3007

RE: Canadian Prime Minister Supports Gay Marriage

Any oppty to throw in some more anti-American crap eh Airplay?

Are you unable to discuss a topic maturely YYZ717? I respect your opinion, but I hold your writing style and childish statements in complete contempt. Try to control your emotions. You'll come across much more credibly....

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Sun Jan 30, 2005 8:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most Hated Aircraft Fluid?
Replies: 114
Views: 17479

RE: Most Hated Aircraft Fluid?

Personally I've had a few bad experiences with various "fluids". 1) hydraulic fluid (don't remember what kind) I was walking by a DC-3 engine with the cowlings off. Nobody bothered to cap the hydraulic lines and somone activated the cowl flaps. I got showered with it. It took days to wash it out com...

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Sun Jan 30, 2005 6:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canadian Prime Minister Supports Gay Marriage
Replies: 26
Views: 3007

RE: Canadian Prime Minister Supports Gay Marriage

This illustrates the fundemental difference between Mr. Martin and Mr. Bush. I believe Mr. Martin understands that his personal beliefs are just one of many resources he must use in governing the country. There is also the law of the land and the will of the people to consider. Mr. Bush on the other...

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Sun Jan 30, 2005 6:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Apology From An American Veteran
Replies: 61
Views: 3614

RE: Apology From An American Veteran

I would like to sincerely thank Jcs17 for a great dart board picture. It's hard to find one that accentuates Bush's beady (all too close together) eyes. Bravo Jcs17!

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Sun Jan 30, 2005 12:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Lawmen Disobeying The Law In Canada.
Replies: 20
Views: 2859

RE: US Lawmen Disobeying The Law In Canada.

Let's just be grateful he wasn't deported to Syria or sent to Gitmo....

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Sun Jan 30, 2005 12:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any Radar In Cockpit Other Than Weather Radar?
Replies: 98
Views: 11273

RE: Any Radar In Cockpit Other Than Weather Radar?

I thought of an interesting analogy to this problem. It’s much less clunky than the “measuring tape” analogy I offered earlier. I'm fairly sure that most of us have operated older analog (tuning knob) ADFs with a BFO selection. BFO generates an audio tone to allow you to identify NDBs that use inter...

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Sat Jan 29, 2005 7:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any Radar In Cockpit Other Than Weather Radar?
Replies: 98
Views: 11273

RE: Any Radar In Cockpit Other Than Weather Radar?

All I can do is grin and nod. Like I do whenever I hear a pilot tell me how things work...

 Smile

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Sat Jan 29, 2005 4:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any Radar In Cockpit Other Than Weather Radar?
Replies: 98
Views: 11273

RE: Any Radar In Cockpit Other Than Weather Radar?

<i>Wrong, frequency is ALWAYS the inverse of a time. If you measure a frequency, you have a measure a time - just like if you measure an acceleration, you have to measure a length and two times.</i> So...tell me then. When the radio altimeter "measures" the frequency it gets from the mixer, how does...

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Fri Jan 28, 2005 11:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any Radar In Cockpit Other Than Weather Radar?
Replies: 98
Views: 11273

RE: Any Radar In Cockpit Other Than Weather Radar?

Why didn't you answer my question about the 60 Hz in your outlet Slamclick? Frequency is a function of time. But purely in a sense of the period of the wave. Any single frequency wave has a fixed period. So how far away is the generating station? Is it a shorter distance away in Europe where they us...

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Fri Jan 28, 2005 1:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any Radar In Cockpit Other Than Weather Radar?
Replies: 98
Views: 11273

RE: Any Radar In Cockpit Other Than Weather Radar?

I just realized something....Slamclick (aka 411A) has argued technical issues to the death before. We have crossed paths on DC generation and on <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> generation and 28 volt systems. (To name just a few) <a href="http://www.airliners.net/discussions/tech_ops/read.m...

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Fri Jan 28, 2005 12:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ann Coulter On Bush
Replies: 24
Views: 2988

RE: Ann Coulter On Bush

Ann Coulter is just Howard Stern in drag. Anything for shock value and sensationalism.

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Fri Jan 28, 2005 12:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any Radar In Cockpit Other Than Weather Radar?
Replies: 98
Views: 11273

RE: Any Radar In Cockpit Other Than Weather Radar?

Are you familiar with the term "grasping at straws" Slamclick? The frequency in this case has no direct correlation with the time it takes for the signal to travel from the transmitter antenna to the receiver antenna. So tell us all Slamclick. How exactly can you relate frequency to time in this cas...

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Fri Jan 28, 2005 8:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any Radar In Cockpit Other Than Weather Radar?
Replies: 98
Views: 11273

RE: Any Radar In Cockpit Other Than Weather Radar?

<i>Airplay, one simple question you haven't answered. How from a frequency difference can a distance be measured?</i> Visualize a frequency comparator circuit. Basically a circuit that mixes two signals and outputs a resultant beat frequency. Forget about how the 2 signals appeared at the input of t...

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Thu Jan 27, 2005 9:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 37 Dead Americans, Lets Discuss Civilly
Replies: 19
Views: 1898

RE: 37 Dead Americans, Lets Discuss Civilly

Bush invaded Iraq not only against the UN's position, but with extreme prejudice and contempt for the UN and it's other member states. There are now 2 huge problems with UN interjection. First, as Arrow mentioned, Bush just wants to use the UN as a conduit for funding his disasterous occupation but ...

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Thu Jan 27, 2005 8:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Deadliest Day For U.S. In Iraq War
Replies: 133
Views: 6492

RE: Deadliest Day For U.S. In Iraq War

There's actually a tie for the deadliest day for the US in the Iraq war: The day Bush was elected the first time, and the day he was elected the second time....

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Thu Jan 27, 2005 4:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any Radar In Cockpit Other Than Weather Radar?
Replies: 98
Views: 11273

RE: Any Radar In Cockpit Other Than Weather Radar?

Perhaps some of us have just learned to use a thesaurus in an attempt to appear intelligent....

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Wed Jan 26, 2005 10:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "Certified" Vs. "Certificated"
Replies: 13
Views: 13782

RE: "Certified" Vs. "Certificated"

In the context of aircraft certification, if an airplane is "certificated" it means that a type certificate has been issued. If something is "certified" it means that it has been proven to meet the airworthiness standards associated with aircraft and documented in the type certificate and an appropr...

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Tue Jan 25, 2005 9:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fired Because You Smoke!
Replies: 14
Views: 1530

RE: Fired Because You Smoke!

Yes. Caffeine is just about as bad as nicotine for productivity. We are all bombarded with caffeine laced products. Why does Coke contain caffeine? Any coincidence that its so popular? Sugar? Big steaks? We're taling about your work responsibilities. If you eat so much that it interferes with your w...

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Tue Jan 25, 2005 8:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fired Because You Smoke!
Replies: 14
Views: 1530

RE: Fired Because You Smoke!

Smokers are just like any addicted drug user. Without a continuous dose of nicotine, they become desperate. They will do anything to get another smoke. Even if that includes lying to their employer or families. The bottom line is that smoking reduces productivity. Smokers have two mind sets. One, “I...

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Tue Jan 25, 2005 3:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Catholic Church At It Again - Rape Coverup
Replies: 86
Views: 2760

RE: Catholic Church At It Again - Rape Coverup

This is just another attempt to bash the Catholic church. YYZ717 blames the forced chastity of Priests in one breath then states: <i>Big deal. They're still walking around free in society. Perhaps continuing to rape and molest. Excommunication means nothing. </i> So apparently even when not bound to...

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Mon Jan 24, 2005 1:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Happens? F/O Contradicts Captain's Command?
Replies: 18
Views: 4673

RE: What Happens? F/O Contradicts Captain's Command?

There are plenty of accidents on the books where the F/O questioned the captain's actions only to sit meekly by, too intimidated to push the issue. From what I've witnessed, this scenario is quite common. It appeares to be just as prevalent today it seems as it was years ago before wide-spread accep...

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Mon Jan 24, 2005 1:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any Radar In Cockpit Other Than Weather Radar?
Replies: 98
Views: 11273

RE: Any Radar In Cockpit Other Than Weather Radar?

<i>You may expect to find these words: "The time used in traveling from the aircraft to the ground and back . . ."</i> Just make sure you are not reading about the type that the military typically uses which DOES measure the time for the round trip of a transmitted pulse. Or at least consider the co...

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Sat Jan 22, 2005 2:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any Radar In Cockpit Other Than Weather Radar?
Replies: 98
Views: 11273

RE: Any Radar In Cockpit Other Than Weather Radar?

You have single handedly taken a simple explaination and turned it in to several days of childish debate. As I said before, I very deliberately avoided the use of the word "timed" in my discussion. The choice to do that is valid and correct. The rest of this bickering is just decoration designed sho...

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Sat Jan 22, 2005 1:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any Radar In Cockpit Other Than Weather Radar?
Replies: 98
Views: 11273

RE: Any Radar In Cockpit Other Than Weather Radar?

TIME is found by comparing the frequencies.

Or is it the distance that is found by comparing the frequencies.....

What are we measuring here? Time or distance. I say distance.

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Sat Jan 22, 2005 8:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any Radar In Cockpit Other Than Weather Radar?
Replies: 98
Views: 11273

RE: Any Radar In Cockpit Other Than Weather Radar?

<i>A radalt does not rely on phase differences. In fact, it is completely oblivious to any phase difference. What it does measure is a frequency difference.</i> FredT, the modulation frequency is ramped up and down continuously. The rate can be represented (as it often is in the maintenance manual) ...

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Sat Jan 22, 2005 6:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any Radar In Cockpit Other Than Weather Radar?
Replies: 98
Views: 11273

RE: Any Radar In Cockpit Other Than Weather Radar?

<i>What has this got to do with anything? There is NO time difference between the two signals, only a phase difference. </i> Thanks for that. A radio altimeter measures the phase difference between the transmitted signal and received signal too. The measurement must be made within the same wavelengt...

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Sat Jan 22, 2005 3:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any Radar In Cockpit Other Than Weather Radar?
Replies: 98
Views: 11273

RE: Any Radar In Cockpit Other Than Weather Radar?

Slamclick, "<acronym title="Challenge Air Cargo (USA) and Rheintalflug (Austria)">WE</acronym>" all know how fast radio waves move. Does the radio altimeter know? No. Does it measure it? No. Your question is out of context. It's like arguing whether during landing, an airplane comes down or the grou...

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Sat Jan 22, 2005 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Labour Walkout Now At YYZ
Replies: 112
Views: 10683

RE: AC Labour Walkout Now At YYZ

<i>I wonder if a walkout happened with WestJet (if they were union), would she say the same? Something tells me not!!!</i> Westjet isn’t crawling out of bankruptcy protection after trying to wipe out the Canadian airline industry using “scorched earth” policies. Air Canada is. Canadians are fed up w...

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Fri Jan 21, 2005 11:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any Radar In Cockpit Other Than Weather Radar?
Replies: 98
Views: 11273

RE: Any Radar In Cockpit Other Than Weather Radar?

<i>SlamClick is right. The time between the recieved frequency and current frequency is known, and from THAT the height is found.</i> Oh good....another armchair "expert" in the tech/ops forum.... <i>You're perfectly right, and time is DIRECTLY measured. That being said, I don't think Airplay will a...

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Fri Jan 21, 2005 4:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any Radar In Cockpit Other Than Weather Radar?
Replies: 98
Views: 11273

RE: Any Radar In Cockpit Other Than Weather Radar?

<i>Now as to your statement: "Pilots need to know that the radio altimeter reads the altitude above ground. Period. " This statement is untrue and irresponsible.</i> Irresponsible? Not in the least. Untrue? Not at all. The majority of aircraft accidents are caused by so-called “pilot error”. 70% of ...

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Fri Jan 21, 2005 3:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any Radar In Cockpit Other Than Weather Radar?
Replies: 98
Views: 11273

RE: Any Radar In Cockpit Other Than Weather Radar?

Ah.... SlamClick, I didn't realize we were talking about how to dumb things down for pilots. Yah...tell them whatever you want. It really doesn't matter. Just don't present it in the tech-ops forum as gospel.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> I have always wondered why pi...

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Thu Jan 20, 2005 10:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Army Commander: Media Has Distorted Iraq
Replies: 53
Views: 2198

RE: Army Commander: Media Has Distorted Iraq

Does everyone forget that it is the Bush administration that banned showing caskets with dead American soldiers returing from Iraq? How about the fact that Bush swore that there were WMDs only to finally concede that there were none?

Who exactly is distorting the truth?

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Thu Jan 20, 2005 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 7E7 May Push Boeing Past Airbus In 5 Years
Replies: 60
Views: 12238

RE: 7E7 May Push Boeing Past Airbus In 5 Years

7E7 May Push Boeing Past Airbus In 5 Years

And my ass might grow even bigger by then too. Speculation is a great thing. You're not often called on it especially when you speculate on things that are this far in advance.

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Thu Jan 20, 2005 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Labour Walkout Now At YYZ
Replies: 112
Views: 10683

RE: AC Labour Walkout Now At YYZ

I travel by air alot and I actively avoid Air Canada (like the plague) when I can. I consider the entire airline unstable with no recovery in sight. Luckily, I make my travel plans only 1 or 2 days in advance but I would think twice about paying up front for a seat on Air Canada if your travel date ...

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Thu Jan 20, 2005 9:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any Radar In Cockpit Other Than Weather Radar?
Replies: 98
Views: 11273

RE: Any Radar In Cockpit Other Than Weather Radar?

Slamclick, First of all let me say that I have better things to do than to post for no other reason than to "spar" with you. People come to the Tech/Ops forum for accurate technical facts. I provided accurate facts and you provided confusion. I deliberately avoided reference to timing because radio ...

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Thu Jan 20, 2005 3:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any Radar In Cockpit Other Than Weather Radar?
Replies: 98
Views: 11273

RE: Any Radar In Cockpit Other Than Weather Radar?

Slamclick, In your attempt to make me look like an idiot, you just expose your own ignorance. When one "paraphrases" one shouldn't lose the fundamental meaning of the original statement. That is exactly what you do when you use the word “timed”. It is not “timed”. That is the point. When you use the...

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Wed Jan 19, 2005 11:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gay Rights Activist Reach New Low
Replies: 65
Views: 3554

RE: Gay Rights Activist Reach New Low

Why isn't anyone putting any effort into finding out if Jack the Ripper was gay? Or Hitler. Or Genghis Khan. History presents Lincoln in a very favourable light. Anyone would do well to associate themselves with him or treat him as a role model. The fact that some gays are latching on is not surpris...

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Wed Jan 19, 2005 3:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any Radar In Cockpit Other Than Weather Radar?
Replies: 98
Views: 11273

RE: Any Radar In Cockpit Other Than Weather Radar?

But it does matter since (paraphrasing Airplay) the signal is timed by the change in frequency modulation

I never used the term "timed". The frequency of the demodulated received signal is compared to the reference frequency. There is no "timing" done.

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