Names changed to protect the innocent.
Here we go. Before you read this you will need to take some reasonable precautions:
The road up Linguini Mountain is the kind of thing either dreams or nightmares are made of. It’s well maintained but narrow and unpaved. One edge is a small anti erosion ditch that could easily snag a wheel; the other edge is…… Let’s not think about that too hard, but man what a view
After a switchback that inexplicably shut down the truck engine and those VFD readouts pictured above went blank…. Umm…. Yeah… I made it
Okay, no clue what’s with that but let’s just go inside.
At the far wall sits this generator. It’s too small to run the transmitter so there’s an emergency backup relay system that switches the exciter output straight to the antenna if the site is on gen power, so it remains on the air at low power.
Beyond this point, uhhHERE BE DRAGONS
This transfer switch….. I have no words.
Not exactly what Burk Technologies had in mind for their ARC-16 control ports but ok
Wait maybe on the other hand that was better
Wait what’s going on here
No this can’t be
That isn’t seriously—–??
The air filter was not in use, it ought to be just squeaky clean in that cavity..
Gonna cautiously assume that’s at least 240vac exposed
Old marti repurposed to send telemetry but wait what’s that?
And where’s it powered?
Wait wait enhance
That’s… A tree spine jamming the wires in
Reportedly this QEI won’t run if you put the cover on
That twisted pair bridge wire runs who knows where
Welp. Looks like i have a project.