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RADAR Search and Weather Radar (AN/APN-59)>

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3 of 10 RADAR Search and Weather Radar (AN/APN-59)> Objective

After this lesson, the students will be able to understand

Control unit C-1242


Purpose Location Description

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Foreign Object Damage

3 of 10 RADAR Search Weather Radar Sys (APN-59) > Safety 3 of 10 Search& and Weather Radar (AN/APN-59)>

WARNING
Ensure that electrical power has been removed from system prior to removing or installing a component. Failure to comply may result injury to personnel or damage to equipment

3 of 10 RADAR Search & Weather Radar Sys (APN-59) > Safety and Weather Radar (AN/APN-59)>

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WARNING Ensure that electrical power has been removed from system prior to removing or installing a component Failure to comply may result in injury to personnel or damage to equipment

3 of 10 RADAR and Weather Radar (AN/APN-59)> Search & Weather Radar Sys (APN-59) > Defect

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Discrepancy

Cause Found IP-268 pilot STN faulty.

repeater IP-268 is U/S.

Remedial Action IP-268 replaced with S/A one ops checked on ground thoroughly found sat.
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3 of 10 RADAR Search and Weather Radar (AN/APN-59)> Components

Control Unit (C-1242) Purpose It provides the main radar operating controls of the Radar sys

3 of 10 RADAR Search and Weather Radar (AN/APN-59)> Components

Control Unit (C-1242) Location


located on navigator

control panel

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3 of 10 RADAR Search and Weather Radar (AN/APN-59)> Components

Control Unit (C-1242) Description


Contains most of the

operating controls of the radar

3 of 10 RADAR Search and Weather Radar (AN/APN-59)> Components

Control Unit (C-1242) Operating Controls Function switch To energize the radar and select the mode of operation OFF :All power is removed except for dial illumination and fuse box. STBY :All circuits except transmitter is ON

SEARCH: Radar is activated for search function

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3 of 10 RADAR Search and Weather Radar (AN/APN-59)> Components

Control Unit (C-1242) Operating Controls Function switch

BEACON: Radar is activated for beacon function (not in use)


WARN: Radar is activated for warn function

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3 of 10 RADAR Search and Weather Radar (AN/APN-59)> Components

Control Unit (C-1242) Operating Controls RANGE (NM) switch To select range for PPI display (in conjunction with RANGE 3-30 control for short range). 3-30/1 Position: PPI is continuously variable (03 OR 0-30) by Range 330control with 1-mile Range marks 3-30/5: PPI is continuously variable (0-3 OR 0-30) by Range 3-30control with 5-mile Range marks

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3 of 10 RADAR Search and Weather Radar (AN/APN-59)> Components

Control Unit (C-1242) Operating Controls RANGE (NM) switch

50/10: PPI range is 0-50 miles with10-mile Range marks


100/20: PPI range is 0-100 miles with20-mile Range marks 240/30: PPI range is 0-240 miles with30-mile Range marks

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3 of 10 RADAR Search and Weather Radar (AN/APN-59)> Components

Control Unit (C-1242) Operating Controls SCAN switch To select type of antenna scan L position: Antenna rotates CCW (10-15 RPM) OFF position: Antenna is stationary R position: Antenna rotates CW (10-15 RPM)

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3 of 10 RADAR Search and Weather Radar (AN/APN-59)> Components

Control Unit (C-1242) Operating Controls SCAN switch

PPI position: antenna rotates CW (10-15 or 45 7 RPM) depending on range and mode of operation.
SECTOR: Antenna scans back and fourth across lubber of airplane (10-15 RPM)

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Control Unit (C-1242) Operating Controls TILT control To control tilt of radar beam
Radar beam tilt o +10 to - 15

Tilt setting refers to

where the center of the beam is aimed

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3 of 10 RADAR Search Weather Radar Sys (APN-59) > Safety 3 of 10 Search& and Weather Radar (AN/APN-59)>

WARNING
Ensure that electrical power has been removed from system prior to removing or installing a component. Failure to comply may result injury to personnel or damage to equipment

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3 of 10 RADAR RADAR Search > Search and and weather WeatherRadar Radar(APN-59) (AN/APN-59)>

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SUMMARY

Purpose of Control unit C-1242


Location of Control unit C-1242 Description of Control unit C-1242

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3 of 10 RADAR Search and Weather Radar (AN/APN-59)> Q & A

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3 of 10 RADAR Search and Weather Radar (AN/APN-59)> Q & A

How we can rotate the Radar transmitting beam ? a b c By transmitting omnidirectional pattern By transmitting from more than one directional antenna By moving radar antenna reflector assembly by changing its transmitting frequency

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3 of 10 RADAR Search and Weather Radar (AN/APN-59)> Q & A

Range of the targets is achieved by ? a b c d Transmitted power Reflection time Receiver sensitivity Receiver gain

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3 of 10 RADAR Search and Weather Radar (AN/APN-59)> Q & A

In R/T 289/APN-59 radar sys, STC, FTC, IAGC circuits are used a b c d To improve stabilization function To increase range To improve video display under normal conditions To improve video display under adverse conditions

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3 of 10 RADAR Search and Weather Radar (AN/APN-59)> Q & A

Q. When SCAN switch is placed on L position, antenna RPM will be a 10 to 15 CW b 38 to 52 CW c 10 to 15 CCW d 38 to 52 CCW

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3 of 10 RADAR Search and Weather Radar (AN/APN-59)> Q & A

How we can detect the targets above or below own A/C altitude ? a By transmitting beam in omnidirectional pattern By transmitting beam from more than one directional antenna By moving radar antenna reflector assembly horizontally By moving radar antenna reflector assembly vertically

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c

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3 of 10 RADAR Search and Weather Radar (AN/APN-59)> End

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