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Old June 15th 09, 02:30 AM posted to rec.boats.cruising
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On Mon, 15 Jun 2009 07:20:51 +0700, Bruce In Bangkok
wrote:

On Sun, 14 Jun 2009 13:24:29 -0500, Brian Whatcott
wrote:

Responding to abusive, wrong-headed posts from alias-Wilbur is very much
like banging one's head against a wall for fun - but I'll do it any way.

Radar output is the transmit power from the magnetron.
This pulse lasts 1 microsecond or less, and can be repeated 1000 times
per second. 2.2 kW power for say 1 microsecond X 1000 per second gives
AVERAGE power of 2.2 watts - but there is the processor, the display
etc., etc so 20 to 30 watts while transmitting is in the ball park.
A coupla amps in fact.

I expect there was SOMETHING correct in alias-Wilbur's post, but I
didn't look at it that closely.

Brian W


When carrying on a discussion with Willie always remember:

"In view of the fact that God limited the intelligence of man, it
seems unfair that he did not also limit his stupidity."

Willie proves the statement as his intelligence is obviously limited
while his stupidity appears to be unlimited.
Cheers,

Bruce
(bruceinbangkokatgmaildotcom)


How many amps do you suppose his stupidity draws. Bear in mind that it
is never on standby...