July 25th 2001
The Ottawa Canadian Museum for Science and Technology
No BIG deal today. I wanted to have a relatively quiet day.... So I liked to make a visit to one of my most favorite kind of museums; science and technology. Well, Ottawa is well equipped with this kind of entertainment... The museum was even very close to our hotel, so after a good breakfast, Erik and I spent almost all afternoon in this interesting exposition (Suzan stayed "home" to do shopping...). For me as a fanatic hobbyist/fan of "older" technology like tube equipment, this was just right.... I realize that for most of the readers, this is not that interesting, so I will only give little comments of the things which most impressed me.....
Left: I was surprised by the HUGE size of the locomotives... Right: a Canadian communication satellite
Left: an automatic Telegraph decoder used with the first Trans Atlantic telegraph cable. Right: one of the first switchboards
Left: Huge amplifier tube for the long distance telegraph Right: 2mx2mx2m short wave tube transmitter
Left: Old DIY tube radio Right: on of the first "videorecorders"
So, this was Ottawa I suppose....Tomorrow we will head for Montreal.....
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