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Post by Motorola man on Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:07 pm

This week I'm in Cordele, GA for a mobile command post exercise, providing technical support for a communications interoperability system. Since I've been to all of these exercises for the last few years, our system has stayed up to date and has proven itself to be pretty solid, so I expected to be sitting around twiddling my thumbs for three days. I brought along my Hallicrafters 51C2 to work on to pass the time. Unfortunately for me, all it needed was a new power cord and four caps. No out of spec resisters, no rotted wiring, no weak tubes and nearly all of the caps are ceramic disk. 30 minutes into the exercise and I already have a fully functioning project radio. Now all I have left to do for the next two days is swat at the swarms of gnats. Sad
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Post by Bill Cahill on Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:28 pm

Go buy another radio........................
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Post by Motorola man on Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:57 pm

Too bad I'm surrounded by mobile command posts, all running generators. I can't find a quiet spot to go listen to it for a while.
I'm stuck here Bill. I can't go anywhere to look for another radio if I wanted to. The GA Department of Corrections is set up beside us, and they've asked me to reprogram some of their radios tomorrow. There's ten minutes of work for me to do... then it's back to twiddling my thumbs. Laughing
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Post by Bill Cahill on Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:08 pm

We used to joke about playing twiddly winks with manhole covers.

Sorry you can't "escape" for awhile.
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