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Havasu Lightning2250 viewsI captured this lightning using my first Digital Camera, an Olympus C-5050Z. I had it in "Manual" mode set for the maximum exposure of 16 seconds. I took quite a few exposures this way during the lightning storm.
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2250 viewsL-R George Cardenas, Dan Redmond, Zach White and George Thomas installing the new PA’s in Antenna #4.
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2247 viewsOne day, just as the Sun was setting, this furry Tarantula came to visit. He was quite friendly and docile.
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2244 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.
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2240 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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Cloud Spill2222 viewsTaken from the 6000 ft level along the Angeles Crest Highway. the marine layer in the Los Angeles Basin can be seen spilling over the front range of the San Gabriel Mountains.
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2220 viewsAs you draw near, the enormous size of the 32 meter dishes becomes more apparent
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Rocky Racoon2215 views
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2209 viewsL-R Dan Redmond, Zach White and George Cardenas programming the 300A Modems.
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Mount Wilson Socked In2206 viewsThis was taken the morning of 9/15/06. We were on Mount Waterman (8,000 ft elev) setting up Radio Equipment for the upcoming Angeles Crest 100 Mile Endurance Run. Looking back at Mount Wilson (5700 ft elev), you could just see the antennas sticking up through the clouds.
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2195 viewsL-R Bill Locke, Dan Redmond and George Thomas at the Advantech Down-Converters doing a Dry Run of the cutover
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Too Close To Home2194 viewsSaturday Evening, 9:07 PM, the Fire races up Brown Mountain. It was very intense. Those of us who stayed Despite Mandatory Evacuation Orders stood and watched.
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