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Re: Radar Tapes Of Mass Sightings?

From: StrmNut@aol.com
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 1998 22:05:37 EDT
Fwd Date: Thu, 25 Jun 1998 12:09:04 -0400
Subject: Re: Radar Tapes Of Mass Sightings?

>From: Steve Burrows <S.Burrows@uq.net.au>
>To: "UFO UpDates - Toronto" <updates@globalserve.net>
>Subject: Are there radar tapes of mass sightings
>Date: Tue, 23 Jun 1998 22:48:26 +1000

>There are many excellent accounts of mass sightings of triangle
>shaped UFOs across the North American continent.  But why do we
>not see radar tapes of such sightings especially when it is
>reported that some of the sighters were setup to wait and
>photograph the UFOs?  Or is there no such equipment on the market
>such as small, portable low range radar units?

>If not, lets look at building them! (I used to be a radar
>engineer before computers came along).

>Just my 2 cents worth..


I don't know of too many radar facilities readily willing to
dole out radar tapes with..well..."unusual returns" to just
anyone. Are any of them (as far as you know) obligated to hand
out such tapes?

You mentioned "sighters" being "set up to wait and photograph
UFOs". To whom are you referring, and was this a specific
occasion, or a series of them?

The notion of UFO researchers toting portable radar for
skywatches is intruiging...I had not considered it. Reminds me
of the stormchasers in the midwest with their portable
Dopplers.....which, by the way, I think our hypothetical radar
would have to be. The downside of this is, of course, the odds
of actually being in the right place at the right time, with the
radar pointed in the right direction. One would have to
routinely travel to "hotspots" to improve the odds. Also, I am
not familiar with Doppler components, but I imagine they aren't
cheap. Anyone know of a good used Doppler radar unit for sale?

Incidentally, kudos to you for trying to look for new ways to
improve the research in this field. That's forward motion I'm
detecting, and I like it.



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