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Topic: RDF Logs for December 7, Trying to locate complete logs< Next Oldest | Next Newest >
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PostIcon Posted on: Dec. 09 2001,2:38  Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

Does anyone have complete copies of the logs from the Navy RDF stations on Oahu for December 7? áI have read bits and pieces of various logs (Heeia and Lualualei) in the Pearl Harbor Attack Hearings, but need to see the complete logs for my research.

Any help would be appreciated!

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To my knowledge there are no actual logs of the one HFDF station on Oahu as of 7 December 1941. It was at the Naval Radio Transmitting Station, Lualualie next to the ammunition depot. It was a terrible location as all the birdies and interference from the NPM transmitters often precluded obtaining bearings even though the CXK experimental HFDF equipment itself was very accurate. One of the operators at the time is still alive. To my knowledge they did not obtain any bearings on the Kido Butai until after the initial attack.

I would be interested what was said about that station. The operators did obtain a bearing of 000 degrees [due North] on the Akagi but some were not sure the operator was correct and thought it may have been a reciprocal of 180 degrees. There was a method with that equipment [as opposed to the more common DT or DY Adcock HFDF equipments] that could differentiate between true and reciprocal bearings.

Due to the confusion during the attack the telephone line throuogh the Army was cut and it was some time before communications could be established with the HFDF at Lualualei.
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PostIcon Posted on: Aug. 10 2004,1:43 Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

It would be helpf if Commander Jacobsen would be more specific.

Who precisely are the "some" people who took the bearing of 0 degrees north for the akagi and reported that as the reciprocal of 180 ?It should be noted that Rochefort in his recollections frequently attacked this problem, saying he did not understand since the station was state of the art, the best in the Navy and did not report bearings in reciprocals.

I think the "some" is something of a cop out. Rochefort certainly thought it so. Is this why we do not have the RDF logs for 7 December ?
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As a matter of fact I do have some of the RDF logs from December 7, and a few days preceeding the attack.  They are available at the National Archives if you are interested in looking at them for yourself.

I get a tone of revisionism in your post.  You seem intent on discrediting someone who has actually done the research.  If you had bothered to do any research you would have obtained copies of the RDF logs for yourself and studied them.

Something that I strongly recommend to you.

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Your first post here and you complain about a thread that's almost two years silent. Hmmmm...

You also use Commander Jacobsen's rank, which either indicates you've gone through our boards thoroughly or know of him from somewhere else.

I note that you're posting from the University of  Massachusetts... care to share a little more about yourself? We prefer to use first names here; keeps things civil more often.

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