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Close To Home396 viewsFriday, 4:25 PM. The fire continued to make it's way east. This view looking down our street shows the smoke billowing up from the back side of Brown Mountain.Sep 04, 2009
Air Assault At Sundown257 viewsThe Air Show went on late into the afternoon. Here, a P-2 Neptune comes out of the Arroyo after a Retardant drop.Sep 04, 2009
Smokey Sunset252 viewsNow this would have been a beautiful sunset if it wasn't for the circumstances. The phrase "red sky at night, sailors delight" does not apply here.Sep 04, 2009
Kansas City Thunderstorm1014 viewsI was visiting Kansas City, MO and I was staying in the Downtown Marriott Hotel. A nice Thunderstorm was passing through and I was watching it out my window on the 14th Floor. I got to see several good lightning strikes and was able to capture this one with my camera. Taken with my Canon 5D, 30 second exposure @ f14, ISO 100. Feb 16, 2009
Taking A Ride516 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
501 viewsJohn Bartman keeps a watchful eye on all the activities.
Dec 25, 2008
520 viewsGeorge Thomas (left) and Gus Meneses double checking the Down-Converters.
Dec 25, 2008
512 viewsL-R Dan Redmond, Zach White and George Cardenas programming the 300A Modems.
Dec 25, 2008
532 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
Skeleton507 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
529 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
Where Did That Damn Spider Go ?553 viewsRon Culver plays around with the visiting Tarantula.Dec 25, 2008
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