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785 viewsGeorge Thomas (left) and Gus Meneses double checking the Down-Converters.
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778 viewsBecause of the time difference, most of the Olympic Events occurred during the nighttime hours at Triunfo Pass. But we were staffed 24 hours a day and ready for anything.
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777 viewsL-R Shane Edmonston, Zach White, Dan Redmond, Ron Culver, George Thomas (hidden), George Cardenas and John Bartman discuss moving traffic onto Antenna #4.
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773 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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Lightning 9/4/2011771 viewsThis was the best shot.
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Building A Burm770 viewsBuilding A Burm taken 12/30/05
Several storms out in the Pacific were beginning to affect Northern California with heavy rain. These same storms were causing heavy surf all along the coast. A large west-northwest swell continued to affect the outer coastal waters of Southern California today. Breakers of 8 to 12 feet, with locally higher sets, pounded the coastline. In thid photo, Los Angeles City Fire Dept Bulldozers build a burm of sand to protect the businesses and residences along Venice Beach.
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Cumulonimbus766 viewsI was flying back from Boston and got a chance to see some spectacular weather from the air. We were heading West over Arizona and the hot afternoon Sun was creating some beautiful Cumulonimbus clouds. We were flying at approximately 32,000 Feet and the Thermal Convection was driving these clouds well above us. Taken July 23, 2007.
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766 viewsL-R Dan Redmond, Zach White and George Cardenas programming the 300A Modems.
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Island in The Sky761 viewsTaken 10/23/05
This was taken at the end of the Kagel Canyon Truck Trail in the Angeles National Forest above the San Fernando Valley. It was sort of an overcast day but at approximately 3550 Above Sea Level we were above the haze. This was the view looking West toward Oat Mountain.
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Taking A Ride759 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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750 viewsJohn Bartman keeps a watchful eye on all the activities.
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Skeleton745 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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