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Bill Westphal's Photo Gallery - Triunfo Pass Earth Station

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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.

Dec 25, 2008
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2311 viewsJohn Bartman keeps a watchful eye on all the activities.
Dec 25, 2008
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2436 viewsGeorge Thomas (left) and Gus Meneses double checking the Down-Converters.
Dec 25, 2008
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2397 viewsL-R Dan Redmond, Zach White and George Cardenas programming the 300A Modems.
Dec 25, 2008
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2432 viewsOnce all traffic was moved off of Antenna #2, we could move in to clean up the
RF Room at the base of the Antenna. It was really bad.
Dec 25, 2008
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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.

Dec 25, 2008
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2471 viewsAll Gear Oil was changed and maintenance was performed on all of the 32 Meter Dishes.

John Bartman Area Manager of the Statewide Radio Crew on the Right.
Dec 25, 2008
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Where Did That Damn Spider Go ?2497 viewsRon Culver plays around with the visiting Tarantula.Dec 25, 2008
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2494 viewsNext order of business was to get Antenna #4 ready to handle traffic. This 9 Meter Dish would handle traffic while we cleaned up the 32 Meter Dishes.

John Bartman (left)
and Shane Edmonston discuss the process.
Dec 25, 2008
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2444 viewsL-R George Cardenas, Dan Redmond, Zach White and George Thomas installing the new PA’s in Antenna #4.
Dec 25, 2008
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2345 viewsL-R Shane Edmonston, Zach White, Dan Redmond, Ron Culver, George Thomas (hidden), George Cardenas and John Bartman discuss moving traffic onto Antenna #4.
Dec 25, 2008
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2385 viewsL-R Bill Locke, Dan Redmond and George Thomas at the Advantech Down-Converters doing a Dry Run of the cutover
Dec 25, 2008
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