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Bill Westphal's Photo Gallery - Triunfo Pass Earth Station

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Where Did That Damn Spider Go ?2497 viewsRon Culver plays around with the visiting Tarantula.
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Taking A Ride2300 viewsAfter Antenna #2 was cleaned and lubed, it was used to carry traffic for Antenna #1 while it was cleaned. Then it was moved to the East, to track the 307° Satellite in place of Antenna #3 while it was cleaned up.

John Bartman and Shane Edmonston on the middle platform observing the movement while Antenna #2 is swung around to the East.

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Skeleton2277 viewsLarge birds had access to the RF Rooms via the Feed Tubes for quite some time. The rooms were littered with their droppings, as well as the carcasses and skeletons of their prey.

After the RF Room was cleaned, the Feed Tube was sealed to keep the birds out.

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Finishing Touches2740 viewsGeorge Thomas applies the finishing touches
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Coastal Western Whiptail2529 viewsNot the Coastal Western Whiptail though. They are very cautious and VERY fast. It was difficult to get a good picture of one. This one was about 12-14 inches to the tip of his tail.
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Antenna Crew2366 viewsWe couldn’t have done it without the help of the Southern California
Antenna Crew

L-R Mike Stewart, Dave Kerns, Matt Cox
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2623 viewsWith everything cleaned up and maintenance complete, the Triunfo Pass Satellite Earth Station was ready for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games.
All there was left to do was . . . . Wait.
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2420 viewsAs you draw near, the enormous size of the 32 meter dishes becomes more apparent
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2599 viewsNow that the worst of the cleanup was done, it was time to take a moment to enjoy the wildlife around the Earth Station.
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2857 viewsNot until you arrive in the parking lot, do you truly appreciate the magnitude of these huge antennae. Each of the three large dishes measures 105 feet in diameter.
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2547 viewsA small army of Statewide Radio Crew and local Onsite Workforce Technicians converged at Triunfo Pass to start the cleanup in preparations for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games
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2436 viewsThis remote site, chosen for its unique location, is miles from the nearest freeway and shielded from interference by the surrounding hills
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