You know you’re doomed to be an RF person forever when you look at this…
… And just keep thinking “damn that’s cute”.
That’s a Troll auto tracking antenna system for broadcast microwave from a helicopter.
Swapped this corroded yackage out. So far, so good.
I could never do this stuff regularly and am really hoping this project’s done. For a good long time. The Jet A fumes make me feel sick after a while of working around the bird or after being in the air a while. It’s not motion sickness; I literally just don’t get that… it’s the fumes. Yeeech. The weird part is when turbulence rocks the craft, it makes me feel better for a bit??
Can’t explain that one. Dammit I’m a broadcast engineer, not a doctor.