Presentation – Radar vs. U-boats

22 Aug

Join Captain Jerry Mason (USN ret.) VE7YAB for another of his fascinating presentations on German WW II U-boat radio and radar systems.  7:00 pm Tuesday September 18 at Red Cross House, 909 Fairfield..

Radar vs. U-boats” will cover the seesaw battle between Allied Radars and U-boat Radar Detectors.  It begins with the development of radar in the lead up to WWII ending with the fielding of the Chain Home radar network operating in the HF-band.  Then the first air and ship borne radars operating in the VHF-band and the first German radar detectors.  Next, and arguably the greatest technical development of the war, the cavity magnetron enabling compact, lightweight radars operating in the S-band and the German response.  Lastly the fielding of radars operating in the X-band and the most advanced German radar detectors.