35. Glossary of magnetron terms.
a. Magnetron pulling - The frequency of the magnetron changes because
of a mismatch between the magnetron and the antenna.
b. Magnetron pushing - The frequency of the magnetron changes because
of a faulty modulator.
c. Mode skip - The magnetron does not fire on every pulse.
d. Mode jump - The mode of operation changes from one pulse to the next
e. Mode shift - The mode of operation changes during the pulse.
f. Packaged magnetron - A magnetron that has its magnet as part of the
g. Magnetron arcing - Breakdown between the magnetron cathode and anode
caused by gasses. Arcing usually occurs in new tubes and in old tubes that
h. Magnetron aging - A break-in procedure used to "clean up" gasses in
i. Fluxmeter - A meter that measures the flux density of a magnet in
terms of gauss.
of energy contained in the output of a pulsed magnetron.