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Division of Radiophysics - 1949

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A survey of research work at CSIRO's Division of Radiophysics.

Produced in 1949.

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15:01:30 | Title and introduction
15:02:30 | Aerial - Division of Radiophysics, Sydney University
15:02:45 | Interior Division of Radiophysics - labs, electronic equipment, workshops
15:02:56 | Aircraft flying overhead in formation
15:03:03 | Stills - various radar systems
15:03:19 | DC3 aircraft above clouds
15:03:32 | Graphics - list of Divisional activities
15:03:49 | Heading - Radioastronomy,
15:03:56 | Solar flares on the Sun surface
15:04:11 | Various radio antennae, output on pen recorders
15:05:04 | Sun rising on horizon over sea, sunspots on sun, CU sunspots, paper output showing bursts and outbursts
15:05:38 | Penrith field station - rhombic aerial, receiver cathode ray tube, sunbursts on screen
15:06:15 | Radio antenna, aerials, reservoir at Potts Hill
15:06:45 | Dover Heights, Rocky cliffs sea at base, view down on waves at cliff base, aerial, interference pattern at receiver
15:07:14 | Still - nebula
15:07:20 | Aerial tracking across sky
15:07:39 | Moon, aerial, still - moon surface
15:08:02 | Heading -Moon Echoes
15:08:12 | Radio Australia - Shepparton, Vic. - aerials
15:08:25 | Receiving station, Hornsby NSW
15:08:35 | Signals on cathode ray tube - direct and echoes from Moon
15:09:22 | Heading - Radar Meteorology
15:09:28 | Radar picking up approaching storm, time-lapse radar screen rainstorms near Sydney
15:09:48 | Laws of scattering of radio droplets being investigated, wave guide used
15:10:31 | Microphone attached to balloon sent up, telemetering equipment in mobile lab
15:10:51 | Heading - Radio Controlled Model
15:11:07 | Radio controlled model aircraft flies up, operator on ground controlling flight, model flies into distance
15:11:24 | Heading - Rain Making
15:11:32 | Time-lapse - cloud formation
15:11:49 | Blocks of dry ice broken packs loaded in RAAF DC3 aircraft, radar under plane, aircraft take off, wing above cloud, cloud conditions measured, aircraft above cloud
15:12:47 | Dry ice put in chute, dropped from aircraft flying above cloud
15:13:17 | Graphics - rain developing on radar screen
15:13:28 | Aircraft flying above cloud - cloud formation
15:13:47 | Heading - Electronic Computing
15:13:53 | Back of electronic computer wiring, electronic valves and relays, punched cards sorted
15:14:36 | Heading - Radar Aids To Navigation
15:14:45 | Distance measuring equipment and multiple track ranges, airborne units and radio beacons
15:15:02 | Distance measuring equipment in cockpit, Multiple track range used at airport, guages in cockpit
15:15:46 | Heading - Aids to Airport Control
15:15:53 | Radar on Mascot airport, traffic controller, visual plot, radar on coast, Mascot control tower exterior - radar picture of approaching aircraft
15:16:36 | Heading - Upper Air Investigations
15:16:45 | Radar revolving - silver coated balloon released, plotted on theodolite - radar dish revolving, screen
15:17:49 | Credits
15:18:30 | End