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nibor
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nibor   6/21/2012 11:46:31 PM
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I worked in an Intelsat earth station. Decades ago........ One Xmas we had to carry much traffic resulting from broken undersea cables. We used every spare TX and RX unit we had, and even cobbled up some systems using test equp't - like the HP sig gen shown here for a LO. If you left it on for a while, it was as stable as a rock for weeks. Just don't turn it off...........VE7DFI

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robtmblood   6/20/2012 3:43:11 PM
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Just wait until a whopper solar flare or maliscious EMP - then we'll be dusting off this OLD but robust test equipment to get technology restarted.

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EREBUS0   6/19/2012 8:21:23 PM
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Its not OLD if it still does the job. I'd like to see how many of the new gizmo's work after twenty or so years. The old stuff was built to last and most of it did until technology moved beyond their designs.

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