JOHN LOGIE BAIRD in HASTINGS

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Name: Sean Carlos
e_mail: ShakaSean@msn.com
Remote Name: 67.1.152.45
Date: 24 Sep 2002
Time: 05:35

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John Logie Baird did not invent television.


Name: Charles Osborne
e_mail: oz@att.net
Remote Name: 12.81.194.157
Date:  22 Sep 2002
Time: :20:59

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Thank you for a superb site; not all us Yanks believe we did it on this side of the pond first.


Name: Vanessa Lette
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Remote Name: 203.10.1.26
Date: 26 Jun 2002
Time: 11:17

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Thankyou, my son needed this information for school, this site was very helpful


Name: Emiliano
e_mail: emilianonick74@yahoo.com
Remote Name: 80.14.28.151
Date: 06 Jun 2002
Time: 05:13

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Nice site!! Very interesting information and photos, thanks!

Bye!


Name: Martin L Harman
e_mail: martin.harman@btopenworld.com
Remote Name: 213.1.61.193
Date: 18 May 2002
Time: 17:43

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I've enjoyed visiting your site and learning more about JLB, a hero of mine for may years.


Name: gk
e_mail: flmbkm
Remote Name: 205.188.199.159
Date: 16 May 2002
Time: 20:49

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Name: MARGARET PAPPAS
e_mail: Helen @ hotmail.com
Remote Name: 203.29.131.3
Date: 08 May 2002
Time: 10:53

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I just want to join


Name: David Andrew Christopher Kirby
e_mail: davidackibry@aol.com
Remote Name: 212.47.81.25
Date: 02 May 2002
Time: 09:32

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It is suprising how much John did in his life. I didn't even know he had a wife. To whom ever designed this website:Keep the good work up.


Name: makenzie
e_mail: kiwidream_1@yahoo.com
Remote Name: 204.97.185.144
Date: 16 Mar 2002
Time: 16:44

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i am doing him for my 10th grade research paper on a person who had made an impact on the world.


Name: Paul Walker II
e_mail: kbu6@aol.com
Remote Name: 152.163.201.189
Date: 21 Jan 2002
Time: 19:40

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I'm researching Baird for a school project if anyone has any information that could be of help, letters or notes from some of the engineers or historical info, please e-mail me at VENGFLANGL@AOL.com..thanks!....this is a great site!!!


Name: Adrian King
e_mail: AdrianKn@aol.com
Remote Name: 195.93.33.162
Date: 10 Jan 2002
Time: 23:01

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I am a retired technical author who was involved, during 60s and 70s, in writing operating and service manuals for Bush and Murphy colour receivers at Rank Bush Murphy, Chiswick. My interest in JLB stems partly from knowing that I lived most of my childhood in Coulsdon, Surrey just a couple of roads from where Baird's transmissions to US were made from 40 Howard Road.


Name: julie Clark
e_mail: jcclark@hastings.gov.uk
Remote Name: 62.231.156.230
Date: 11 Dec 2001
Time: 02:36

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Excellent information.


Name: Molly Edington
e_mail: molly@ hotmail. com

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This is helping me with my science project because I'm dressing up as him!


Name: john McHale
e_mail: otttex@netrover.com

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Enjoyed your informative site. Was looking for a reference to the use of a toluene bath to project early tv images.


Name: Louise Fulcher
e_mail: fulcherl@jpc.qld.edu.au

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I am in Year 6 in Queensland, Australia and am doing a project on television and this has been very helpful.


Name: barry freeman
e_mail: fd@freeman11.freeserve.co.uk

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a great pioneer


Name: sharna kelly
e_mail: sharnaandsteph@iprimus.com.au

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thank you this site helped me with a project at school


Name: keith pepper
e_mail: peppersaandr@aol.com

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My father Reg Pepper always said he helped Baird with his experiments in Queen's Arcade. Anyone recognise the name from grandparents' reminiscences?


Name: corinna
e_mail: Corinna@strawbc.clara.co.uk

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still a good websight, shame about this visitor's inattentive writing of her email address!


Name: Corinna
e_mail: Corinna@clara.co.uk

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Hi Ion, enjoyed your article!


Name: Chris Lewis
e_mail: chris.lewis@bem.fki-eng.com

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Well done


Name: Chris Lewis
e_mail: chris.lewis@bem.fki-eng.com

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Well done


Name: Joe A. Gourley
e_mail: gourley@hotcom.net

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I am a Baird decendent from the migration to America. Also employed in communications.


Name: Anthony Odhams
e_mail: anthony@odhams.co.uk

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I was very interested to read this background on Baird. Especially as I believe my grandfather WJB Odhams who was a publisher, put money into backing Baird's work. I wonder if there is any record of that, would you know?


Name: Caroline Davis
e_mail: cldavis@waitrose .com

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Excellent site


Name: Doreen Chapman
e_mail: doreenchapman@talk21.com

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Always interesting to read more about John Logie Baird, I think my uncle used to talk about him.


Name: enrique
e_mail: kiketaz39@latinmail.com

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tu pinche pagina no sirve, yo necesito imagenes de los televisores idiota.


Name: Dr. Russell A. Potter
e_mail: rpklc@etal.uri.edu

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Very impressed with your site on Baird -- only a little disappointed that the images of the letters are a bit blurry! best regards, Russell Potter Providence Rhode Island USA


Name: Janet Morris
e_mail: janmor@home.com

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I have just read your enthralling account of Mr. Baird and the first television set. I wish everyone in the U.S. who insist it was an American invention could read this! I have a particular interest in that first set as I believe that Mr. Baird used bits and pieces from my paternal grandfather's bicycle shop in St. Leonards to build it. The shop was A.G. Englefield Cycles, 29 Western Road. When I read that the location of his lab was not known I wondered if it might have been near Western Road and that is how he happened to go into the cycle shop. Thank you for writing such a fascinating account. I noticed that one of your contributors was a Mr. Taylor of Victoria, B.C. We live in Vancouver so are a short distance by water away from him. Janet Morris


Name: Iain L. Baird
e_mail: antenna1@netcom.ca

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Loved the site! The Baird family is very pleased to see these letters in the public domain at the Hastings Museum. Your NBTV link is not working. Check out my website www.Bairdtelevision.com!


Name: Rodney Persky
e_mail: persky@gil.com.au

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The information on JLB was very good for my presentation of scientific discoveries, thankyou very much


Name: Alain Tamburini
e_mail: maximt@wanadoo.fr

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Nice !!!


Name: Brigid Houstoun
e_mail: migid@usa.net

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I found your web site very interesting as my dad lived in Hastings for 40 years and always told me T.V. was invented in Hastings near where he lived. We live in Florida near Kennedy Space Center where my dad, Ian Hargraves works programming computers.


Name: C@mber
e_mail: hagibor_tewa@hotmail.com
Date: 16 Mar 2000
Time: 18:48:24

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hello it is me again and i was wondering if you could send me an e-mail that says that i could talk with you kind of like an interveiw because i am in history day and i was hopeing you would talk to me before april. that would be very appreciated. the thing that i am doing that i need the interveiw for is i am in history day that is happening really soon. i appreiciate you reading this and i hope you reply. thank and CUL8R.

Sincerely, C2mber Gr@nt


Name: Niven McCrie
e_mail: niven@octa4.net.au
Date: 30 Jan 2000
Time: 06:27:21

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I have been trying to find the names of the parents and siblings of John Logie Baird. His grandparents I believe were Andrew Baird and Jean Pollock. His father is frequently mentioned as an (unnamed) church minister. Thanks for any info on this.


Name: C@MBER
e_mail: hagibor_tewa@hotmail.com
Date: 28 Jan 2000
Time: 03:23:30

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hello i was wondering if anyone could help me out because i am doing a report on john logie baird. i would appreciate some info on him and some other people such as Constantine Perakyi, Paul Nipkow, Charles Jenkins, and Peter Yanczer. i would like it with in the next few days. thanks for every thing. this site is very interesting and very helpful. i will come back later bye.


Name: TREVOR
e_mail: TREVOR@tbridges.co.uk
Date: 08 Jan 2000
Time: 21:41:03

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interesting read.saw jlb televisor at old town museum prior to the buildings refit. will now try to visit hastings museum.


Name: Malcolm Baird
e_mail: bairdmhi@mcmaster.ca
Date: 29 Dec 1999
Time: 00:53:25

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Correction to earlier message! Elizabeth Logie was my father's paternal GREAT-GRANDMOTHER.


Name: Malcolm Baird
e_mail: bairdmhi@mcmaster.ca
Date: 29 Dec 1999
Time: 00:49:49

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Thanks to John Hunter Logie Jr. for his interest in a possible family connection with John Logie Baird. My father's paternal grandmother was an Elizabeth Logie. She lived in the late 18th century, in the Falkirk area. I think therefore that any relationship between Mr. John Hunter Logie and our family must be a distant one. The surname Logie is quite widespread; there are 14 Logies in the London telephone area, 19 in Edinburgh and 36 in Glasgow.


Name: John Hunter Logie Jr.
e_mail: jhl666@aol.com
Date: 16 Dec 1999
Time: 23:36:28

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I'm just wondering if I am related to Mr. Baird? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks


Name: Rysbek
e_mail: z_rysbek@mail.ru
Date: 15 Dec 1999
Time: 20:31:18

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I have had great opportunity to visit Hastings!The place where TV was born! I miss Hastings!


Name: Adrian Hills
e_mail: ahills@mecheng.strath.ac.uk
Date: 07 Dec 1999
Time: 14:53:32

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The Baird/Day letters are an excellent source of information which shows that J.L.Baird was much more advanced in his research than he was prepared to publicly admit at the time. A close examination will also reveal that although JLB did not tell his business partner that television had been achieved on October 2nd 1925, Day was nevertheless adamant to wash his hands of the affair. Furthermore, the letter from Day dated 27th January 1926, requesting the settling of a debt, provides nothing short of irony. According to this letter, the day before, representatives of Day visited Baird's laboratory requesting the money, only to find him not in - perhaps the inventor was too busy preparing for that day's television demonstration.

A Fascinating read. I urge anyone with the remotest interest to visit Hastings and see these historic letters for themselves.

Adrian Hills PhD i.p.


Name: John R. Bolingbroke
e_mail: johnb@kingwoodcable.com
Date: 10 Nov 1999
Time: 13:39:35

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most ineresting


Name: Malcolm Baird
e_mail: bairdmhi@mcmaster.ca
Date: 29 Oct 1999
Time: 23:57:50

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Congratulations to the Hastings Museum on its acquisition of my father's historic letters from 1925. These letters, written mainly in Hastings, were part of a correspondence with Wilfred Day the cinema owner, who had invested some money in "television". I hope that this website can soon run a news item on these letters as they throw new light on my father's early struggle for TV in Hastings.


Name: David Helm
e_mail: cavemans@bigfoot.com
Date: 16 Sep 1999
Time: 09:22:33

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Thx... Your site helped me do my work while sitting here at Collage... Damn its boring here.. HELP!!


Name: bill mound
e_mail: bmound@flowserve.com.au
Date: 23 Aug 1999
Time: 03:28:03

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FASCINATINGLY TERRIFIC


Name: Peter Roberts
e_mail: proberts@chitech.demon.co.uk
Date: 28 Jul 1999
Time: 09:07:58

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I found this site by accident looking for a Cable Television company that covers this area. It seems that the home of television is not covered by any company how ironic!


Name: Clive Tinperley
e_mail: ctimperley@compuserve.com
Date: 07 Jul 1999
Time: 22:37:48

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I have been living in Hastings now for 3 years and I find the history of the area fascinating; more please!


Name: Godfrey Daniel
e_mail: cllr.godfrey.daniel@eastsussex.gov.uk
Date: 05 Jul 1999
Time: 10:31:53

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Hastings - the centre of the Universe!


Name: dean kitching
e_mail: kitching@bigpond.com
Date: 20 Jun 1999
Time: 01:02:29

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hello


Name: Michael Rowley
e_mail: michael.rowley@easynet.co.uk
Date: 08 Jun 1999
Time: 13:00:14

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Very interesting. In my youth, I worked with Mr. Loxdale when he bought Johnny Yeates's whelk stall next door to the Cutter pub.


Name: Sue Kendrick
e_mail: pskendrick@cix.co.uk
Date: 05 Jun 1999
Time: 08:40:22

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Very interesting,


Name: Dean Loxdale
e_mail: Dloxy@hotmail.com
Date: 07 May 1999
Time: 21:51:21

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It strange that my father was Logie Bairds assistant,and i remember my father building a model of the first TV for the museum in london. As i search to learn more of the family name, baird keeps coming up...!


Name: Adrian Hills
e_mail: ahills@mecheng.strath.ac.uk
Date: 19 Apr 1999
Time: 16:09:49

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Whilst J.L.Baird lived at 21 Linton Crescent his landlord was a certain Mr Wheatley. A Cyril Henry Page Wheatley, of the same address and probably a relative of the landlord, filed for patent no GB 300, 697. This patent was submitted by Boult, Wade and Tennant, also patent agents to Baird and was entitled "Improvements in or Relating to Direction or Position Finding and Recording Apparatus". This patent was basicly a complex electro-mechanical system that operated in a similar manner to the later German bomber guidance system 'Y' Gerat.

Unfortunately, that's all I know. As I'm researching the non-broadcast television activities of Baird for a PhD at Strathclyde University I'd like to know more. Does anyone in or around Hastings know the Wheatley's?

Furthermore, any information on Guy Fullarton Robertson at Hastings would be gladly received. I find 'Mephy' absolutely fascinating.

Regards, Adrian Hills


Name: Ian Hargraves
e_mail: IHargraves@usa.net
Date: 15 Apr 1999
Time: 22:33:02

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Great Web site. Makes me homesick to see the photographs of Queens Road. Keep up the good work.

Ian Hargraves Florida


Name: Malcolm Baird
e_mail: bairdmhi@mcmaster.ca
Date: 02 Apr 1999
Time: 05:26:51

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In answer to the last message, I guess Time Magazine has not read my article, see the Link above. What is also to the point, they have not read the New York Times article of March 1927 saluting the Scots inventor of television, J.L.Baird. With difficulty I try to keep track of all the websites on TV history and there are also some sites which identify Zworykin of RCA as the inventor.

But on the whole, it looks as if the message about Baird is reaching the Americans. I quote two authoritative US cultural references in support of this statement.

(1) In the quiz show "Jeopardy", Baird was recently given as the inventor of TV.

(2) The "Garfield" cartoon show has a feature on Baird and TV. He was shown wearing a kilt and speaking with a broad scots accent. He never did either of these things, but at least they got it right about TV!


Name: Hugh C Fathers
e_mail: hugh_fathers@geocities.com
Date: 31 Mar 1999
Time: 18:57:51

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The March edition of "Time" magazine lists the centuries greatest minds and attribute the invention of TV to an American Philo Farnsworth with his first transmission Sept 9 1927. No mention of Baird was made in the article at all.


Name: Scott O'
e_mail: scottoc_11@yahoo.com
Date: 27 Mar 1999
Time: 02:51:44

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this page is great or research thank you


Name: Malcolm Baird
e_mail: bairdmhi@mcmaster.ca
Date: 20 Mar 1999
Time: 02:38:41

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Hello Mr.Shah, thanks for your recent message. Nice to hear from you again. I checked the ABC News website and I found the following item: "Television, invented in 1926 by a Scot named Logie Baird, burst on to the scene in the 1950s. The box immediately became a fixture ..."

So it does look as if ABC is giving credit where it is due.

Mr. Shah I tried to reach you at the address posted, but the message did not go through. Anyway, best wishes!


Name: Daniel O'Connell
e_mail: electric@esatclear.ie
Date: 17 Mar 1999
Time: 20:47:25

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excellant site on a wonderful subject


Name: Kyla Upton
e_mail: vneza.b@bigpond.com.au
Date: 13 Mar 1999
Time: 10:15:27

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The best pictures of JLB's televisor. Thanks.


Name: A. Shah
e_mail: y2kfixer1@prodigy.net
Date: 13 Mar 1999
Time: 07:16:28

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ABC News is currently doing a series on The Century. Today (02/12/99)Peter Jennings focused on the history of the television (see http://www.abcnews.go.com/century/feature/tvevents_990311.html ) and its awesome impact on the world. I was sickened though because not one word was mentioned about the person who started it all. I came here to get Mr. Baird's full name so I could give them a piece of my mind. His son Dr. Malcom Baird was one of my professors and I took it a little personally. Hello to you if you read this.


Name: Hugh David Loxdale
e_mail: Hugh.Loxdale@bbsrc.ac.uk
Date: 16 Feb 1999
Time: 17:25:58

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My late father John D.Loxdale (1916 - 93) was a cousin of Norman's and met him and his father George Loxdale (1872 - 1968) who nearly made a Century! My father said that he looked much like Norman Loxdale, as if they were twins! My father saw a T.V. in a shop in the Strand in London in 1936 and said that it was an incredible thing to see!!


Name: Ryan Earl
e_mail: ryanearl@deseretmail.com
Date: 13 Jan 1999
Time: 03:02:31

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Thanks, I'm 9 and need this info for a school report


Name: Rose Dawson
e_mail: don'thaveone@bye.com
Date: 07 Jan 1999
Time: 17:04:46

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Name: Clifford
e_mail: cnhe@lineone.net
Date: 12 Dec 1998
Time: 18:15:02

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brilliant, well done! Informative, interesting, well presented.


Name: Malcolm Baird
e_mail: bairdmhi@mcmaster.ca
Date: 01 Dec 1998
Time: 00:11:41

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Thanks for making the minor changes I suggested. I look forward to seeing how this site develops.

Malcolm Baird


Name: Adrian Hills
e_mail: ahills@mecheng.strath.ac.uk
Date: 30 Nov 1998
Time: 18:16:14

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Good to see that Hastings continues to be proud of an inventor that did some seminal work in the seaside resort.


Name: Bryn Fraser
e_mail: bryn@finhall.demon.co.uk
Date: 29 Nov 1998
Time: 19:01:34

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look forward to the the pictures. what about some sound. and perhaps a movie of the original experiment.....


Name: mjaynes
e_mail: mjaynes@pacbell.net
Date: 27 Nov 1998
Time: 21:53:56

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Very informative, a small technical error though. RADAR uses radio waves and infrared vision is a light operated device using invisible infrared radiation. More like night vision equipment really.


Name: Clifford Heselden
e_mail: cnhe@lineone.net
Date: 27 Nov 1998
Time: 20:15:10

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Hi Great site...look forward to the pictures. 


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