Meanwhile, in The Cloud…

Radio repeaters

The Walnut Grove Tower Amateur Radio Club, K6DTV, now has both VHF and UHF repeaters. Cool. The UHF might need a better duplexer though. I’m on the lookout for better cans.

Meanwhile, down below, the GatesAir ULXT got hungry and started eating engineers*.

Really, we were changing out a PA backplane where one of those little D shell connectors had gotten too toasted by a loose contact incident. It was an insane process, three of us were taking turns working on the beast, and we had to take out both backplanes to get in because the connectors on the cables from the backplanes to the 90 degree hybrid splitter mounted behind them collided, making it impossible to get it out past the divider that forms the rack between the power supplies and pallets.

Eventually after that and another half hour or so of Fonzieing modules back into contact, green lights.

And blerp. I tried to get a picture of Cassie yawning and got blerp. I love it.

* Really the company calls us maintenance technicians.

Nice try, spamshine.

Today, the members of staff seeking to unionize at CBS Sacramento received this glorious letter. It was delivered to each of us via UPS Express overnight letter. Management likely spent over a kilobuck to do this.

It’s…. pathetic and adorable.

(Deborah is our general manager and she’s done a great job of following the script passed down by the anti-union consultants Paramount sicced on us. One of these days we’ll all just have to look back on this and laugh.)

Let’s Play Bingo!

As of today with Paramount Sacramento management….

Blank version:

This was after our directors, maintenance technicians*, operations technicians, and building maintenance technician (who’s really doing the responsibilities of a maintenance technician also despite being paid less) filed successfully for a union election with NABET-CWA.

* Or in anyone else’s words, “broadcast engineers”

Oh, backpedal harder, Paramount. LMAO.

By the way if you’re curious as to whether you should try to organize at your workplace: yes, you should.


Behold this absolute steaming turd. One of the engineers was ordered to do this by no less than three levels of our chain of command. I refuse to touch this shit. It’s a violation of every imaginable safety standard and every shred of human decency. In fact I don’t even want to acknowledge its existence. Get this out of here.

Also, hhhhhhhhhhh

Noot noot

Well tomorrow is when some magical spells will be cast and I’m very excited for it, but I can’t say what’s happening until it happens, because.

So I’m shitposting about it, and posting random silly images. Stay tuned out there in TV land.

Satellite system can’t find a signal. Solution: try severely side eyeing it
Some group I am in was doing this post your glow up and… Yes
Back focus on this! Ha, no wait, don’t. Reminding myself to post a PDF of my silly printable back focus chart

Ok WordPress stop eating the images

Wide open spectrum up there.

Apparently, Galaxy 17 is pretty interesting to tune in nowadays on a Ku band satellite truck, there are exactly three transponders known to be used on there now and they’re all intermittent event feeds. Only thing coming down from there is the beacon.

And in case you’re wondering if you can fit Tauros in the truck:

hey this isn’t my pokeball! let me out of here!