Transmitting from the Troll Bowl

You know you’re doomed to be an RF person forever when you look at this…

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… And just keep thinking “damn that’s cute”.

That’s a Troll auto tracking antenna system for broadcast microwave from a helicopter.

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Swapped this corroded yackage out. So far, so good.

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Hey News Desk, can you hear me now? Good.

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Whose AM DA is this again? North of US 41, just west of 137 Ave...

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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.

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Good day, sir.

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