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ZedR
July 23rd, 2007, 03:25 PM
Hi all, new here. Can anyone identify this piece of equipment?

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y174/easy506/untitled-1.jpg

Thanks,
Zed

curtis
July 23rd, 2007, 03:51 PM
For all the world to me, it looks like an older piece of crypto equipment.

What does the label say? I can't quite make it out.

Are there any other identifying marks?

ZedR
July 23rd, 2007, 04:04 PM
Label says something like:

"CROSS ??CTION SENSITIVITY UNIT"

I can't make anything else out on the label but "texas Instruments"

Towards the bottom, partly obscured it reads:

"?? Designation on this
??? 3900 series"

Vlad
July 23rd, 2007, 04:10 PM
MTI = Multiple Tone Interference

My guess is this is a chunk of an old machine that probably controlled something that needed to be precise in its movements. With knobs labeled with Delay, Slope, Amplitude, it looks like it was controlling a frequency of some kind. I'll see if I can enhance that tag a bit.

Vlad
July 23rd, 2007, 04:16 PM
Actually, come to think of it, with Amplitude and Slop, TX Pulse Suppressor with Adjust, you don't think it had something to do with say, a large RF tower or something?

ZedR
July 23rd, 2007, 04:19 PM
That was my intitial thought as well

Vlad
July 23rd, 2007, 04:32 PM
Hmm, I typed its instrument labels into Google and it kicked back MTI Radar.

(Moving Target Indicator)

ZedR
July 23rd, 2007, 04:44 PM
Were you able to clarify any more of the lables than I had?

Vlad
July 23rd, 2007, 04:50 PM
Not really, the quality of the pic is too poor for the methods I can do.

schotty
July 29th, 2007, 02:58 AM
I got a few ex military dudes that worked in radio and telecom. I will show this to them next chance (or call them to hit the site up and look at the pic). One guy I work with did stuff on a carrier with radio, radar, sonar, and the whole nine yards. Perhaps he knows.

ZedR
July 29th, 2007, 01:33 PM
alright, thanks schotty.

Zed