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350 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.
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Full Rainbow347 views
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All Together Now345 viewsTaken 1/23/06
Strong winds buffeted Southern California last night and this morning causing wide spread damage. Fallen trees, downed power lines, etc. Sustained winds at my station were 30 mph with gusts as high as 42 mph. Combined with extremely low humidity, these conditions have prompted a Red Flag Fire Alert. These palm trees were all leaning to the South as the winds roared out of the North.

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343 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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Where Did That Damn Spider Go ?342 viewsRon Culver plays around with the visiting Tarantula.
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341 viewsL-R George Cardenas, Dan Redmond, Zach White and George Thomas installing the new PA’s in Antenna #4.
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Altadena Lightning340 viewsTaken 2/1/04
A great thunderstorm was blowing through my town. I went into the backyard and started taking time exposures with my Olympus Digital Camera. I was lucky to capture this nice bolt.
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340 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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340 viewsWestern Fence Lizards were everywhere. They seemed to sit just outside the doors and watch us come and go. They were about 4-5 inches long and very curious.
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339 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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335 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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Skeleton334 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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