[time-nuts] Mystery hp Ovens For Sale

Bob Camp kb8tq at n1k.org
Sun Jun 5 09:19:37 EDT 2016


As the “prime” for that sort of operation, they could easily have sub-contracted all sorts of things to
many different places. The net result could have been all sorts of items made by various outfits that
ultimately got a WE tag on them. 


> On Jun 5, 2016, at 8:36 AM, jimlux <jimlux at earthlink.net> wrote:
> On 6/5/16 4:40 AM, Eric Scace wrote:
>> http://www.loran-history.info/Johnston_Island/Johnston%20-%20OSC%20Msg%20221416Z%20Oct%2064.pdf states than an O-451/U oscillator was shipped to the Johnston Island LORAN station in 1967. We are getting closer...
>> I am the owner of O-451A/U serial number 11. I would appreciate any documentation that people uncover. Although the USCG property tag says Western Electric was the contractor, some have suggested the construction reminds them of General Radio practices...
> Western Electric operated Sandia Corporation(the civilian nuclear weapons development and production company) starting in 1949 when it was split off from Los Alamos.  Immediately post war, University of California, who operated Los Alamos, didn't want to be involved in weapons development, so it was split off.
> Historically, there has been a pairing of a Sandia facility with Los Alamos and Livermore.
> Johnston Island has been used for rocket launches and various nuclear testing for years (e.g. Teak, Dominic), as well as nuclear detection and anti-satellite research.
> It is no surprise that Western Electric would be sending timing equipment to Johnston Island.
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