If you need someone to troubleshoot an SPS-10 radar, I'm you're man. Filament voltages checked and six-pound capicitors cheerfully replaced. I'll even climb the mast for preventive maintenance on the antenna and wave guide.
More lately, I have determined that modern electronic malfunctions are best thought of as supernatural phenomena.
When my iBook came home from the shop, the fresh hard drive corrected most problems, I assume because Rick's Computers down in Danbury has a pretty good -- but not perfect -- voodoo kit. The old gal was smokin' hot on the web, but the Safari email program was still croaked.
After a week of messing with it to no avail I dripped a little fresh chicken blood on the keyboard and the GMVs fled. All is well, and I am serene. Some might argue that downloading the latest Safari "fix" from Apple contributed to the solution. Maybe, but I remain skeptical.
I don't expect anyone to be very interested in Cold-War era radar, but it's almost worth clicking the link just for an example of perfectly true but quite meaningless statements:
"The SPS-10 surface search radar had a shorter range than other shipboard radars."
Duhhh. The only other common ship radar was for air search, aimed higher and looking for higher targets.