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Sanjib.A
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Sanjib.A   12/30/2011 6:20:25 PM
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@Dwight, I think more than you your buddy should have been knowm as "Sparky". :) I think "BOOM" happens to us all at the beginning of our carrier, may be in a small or big way.

mrwood
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mrwood   11/17/2011 12:08:13 PM
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Cool! Explosions, sparks what fun. See, this is why boys love engineering, we get to blow stuff up while playing with our toys!

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Tiger Joe   11/7/2011 11:36:15 PM
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Oksy, sounds like you pulled the proverbial plug. Go on. How much work was it to bring the power plant back on-line? I take it, it was more involved than simplyk plugging the channel rack cable back in.

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masher   11/3/2011 8:57:27 PM
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Sparky seems to be a common name for beginning engineers in the communication/radio field. My first job at an AM broadcast station In Tucson in the late 80's didn't fare to well either. A Harris MW-50, 50KW AM transmitter using a cheap made B&W high voltage probe on the end of a 10 foot insulated rod trying to measure the plate supply voltage at the power supply end resulted in the probe disintegrating and the sound of machine guns going off, at least until the transmitter finally tripped the power supply and went off the air. Of course the name sparky stood for years along with the knowledge to use a Fluke high voltage probe for all future measurements. This incident gave me a new respect for 22 Kv and high amperage circuits.

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agk   11/2/2011 1:26:03 PM
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Luckily no damages. Got to be more carefull intelligent during these situations.

Sheetal.Pandey
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Sheetal.Pandey   11/2/2011 12:08:27 PM
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Wow that would be lot of noise..

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