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Beautiful weather for a Tower job! If I can’t be on a bike, this is the next best. ... See MoreSee Less

Beautiful weather for a Tower job!  If I can’t be on a bike, this is the next best.Image attachment

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!

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. ... See MoreSee Less

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.Image attachment

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! ... See MoreSee Less

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.  Im very grateful for a hard working crew.  We recycled three tons of steel and didnt set any grass fires with cutting torches and hot saws running all day for three days.  Good times!Image attachment

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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