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Installing a Shively SLV 2-bay temporary. Amazing it is performing almost as well as the 9-bay we are troubleshooting! ... See MoreSee Less

Installing a Shively SLV 2-bay temporary.  Amazing it is performing almost as well as the 9-bay we are troubleshooting!

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Out with the old, in with the stinking tree is in the way! I had hoped that the new satellite (AMC-18) would be visible. Especially since this site will be moved in late August. So it may be time to bring in an arborist or be off the air for a month. Next step, find a cheap 3 meter dish to put up for a month.
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Out with the old, in with the stinking tree is in the way!  I had hoped that the new satellite (AMC-18) would be visible.  Especially since this site will be moved in late August.  So it may be time to bring in an arborist or be off the air for a month.  Next step, find a cheap 3 meter dish to put up for a month.

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Steve GriesbachA chain saw would resolve the issue in about 5 min. Hold my beer.

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Successful drop of two towers in a residential neighborhood. It was a bit of a stop and go project as we tried to schedule around the power company removing services so we could do the drop. We unexpectedly got the go last Wednesday. I'm very grateful for a hard working crew. We recycled three tons of steel and didn't set any grass fires with cutting torches and hot saws running all day for three days. Good times!
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A little crack in a resistor could lead to big problems later. Resistors by nature get hot. They are resisting the flow of electric current after all. It is always wise to inspect resistors first whenever opening a power supply cabinet, especially bleeder resistors. Bleeder resistors are in circuit to slowly drain voltage from high voltage, high capacity capacitors. They are primarily a safety feature and a reason to always use the grounding stick across capacitors before troubleshooting a power supply. If bleeder resistors fail to do their job then get ready for a big bang at the end of the grounding stick. I've only had one such awakening but I'm sure my life was saved by the grounding stick that day. ... See MoreSee Less

A little crack in a resistor could lead to big problems later.  Resistors by nature get hot.  They are resisting the flow of electric current after all.  It is always wise to inspect resistors first whenever opening a power supply cabinet, especially bleeder resistors.  Bleeder resistors are in circuit to slowly drain voltage from high voltage, high capacity capacitors.  They are primarily a safety feature and a reason to always use the grounding stick across capacitors before troubleshooting a power supply.  If bleeder resistors fail to do their job then get ready for a big bang at the end of the grounding stick.  Ive only had one such awakening but Im sure my life was saved by the grounding stick that day.

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Russell RobertsYeah, you showed me that one day! I was surprise of the wallop. I wonder if I have a video of a transformer that blew up in Beaverton that lit up the sky and took out the power to the city!

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Russell Robertssubstation blew up because the rubber casing became old on the capaciter and blew up!

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Russell RobertsI rode my scooter and heard it blow, and I pulled over to video grab it fresh from the explosion. May 18 2009

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Tom WoodsNice!

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Russell RobertsLoud boom and all the traffic lights went down! I just happen to be there, and witness it! Thought about you and how close we were to all that potential bomb that could potentially go off. But you were always very safe and methodical in your knowledge of these things.

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Russell RobertsAll these years I thought going to a country western bar was the scariest thing we did, but never realize that hanging out in highly charge electrical storage capacitor was actually the real daredevil stuff. Tho that one lady in that bar really did scare me!

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Two bad jumpers from SWR. We took a peak inside after finding the problem with test equipment. You can see corrosion from this "new" jumper on my thump.
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Two bad jumpers from SWR.  We took a peak inside after finding the problem with test equipment.  You can see corrosion from this new jumper on my thump.