Microwave Associates 6229  
Written by Accutron on 2006-11-05  

The 6229 is a cavity resonator-type magnetron used in the Nike I missile guidance unit. The 6229 employs a grounded anode and a negatively pulsed cathode to generate 0.25-microsecond 700W pulses of RF energy. The average power output of the magnetron is 0.35W. The 6229 is tunable from 8.9 to 9.4 GHz by means of a tuner shaft that varies the cavity dimensions.

Microwave Associates 6229 pulse magnetron.

6229 magnetron, top view.

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