Raytheon RK5609  
Written by Accutron on 2009-05-23  

The Raytheon RK5609 200W fixed frequency continuous wave magnetron is believed to be the first magnetron built to operate in the 2.45GHz heating band. Unlike cheaply constructed oven magnetrons, the RK5609 bears a close resemblance to WWII-era radar jammer magnetrons, such as the QK59.


Raytheon RK5609 RF heating magnetron.


RK5609 magnetron.

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