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Skeleton367 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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367 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.
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Too Close To Home366 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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Taking A Ride365 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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Altadena Lightning361 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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Lightning 9/4/2011361 viewsThis was the best shot.
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356 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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355 viewsJohn Bartman keeps a watchful eye on all the activities.
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Manhattan Beach Pier354 viewsTaken 12/20/05
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. Here you see the waves crashing against the end of the Manhattan Beach Pier
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353 viewsAnd very friendly too.
This one seemed to enjoy having his picture taken.
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352 viewsI was trying to re-create a photo that I have of my Father, Bob Westphal, in front of the nose of a B-17 in Europe during WWII. He was a Tech Sargent and repaired the radios in the planes. I hope to scan an image of that photo and place it here soon.
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The Crawling Eye350 viewsDoes anybody remember the old movie "The Crawling Eye" ? Or did I just embarrass myself ? The fog here is rolling over the Verdugo Hills and into the La Canada / La Crescenta Valley. It looks as though it is heading straight towards Jet Propulsion Laboratory located in the lower right of the photo.
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