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Inside Sky Valley Earth Station - 1984 or 85. That's a 24 or 25 year old Barry.
Inside Sky Valley #2
Outside Sky Valley #1
Outside Sky Valley #2
That's me again around 1983. This is an old ASB (analog switch board) for the GE TCS600 Microwave/Satellite system where the base-group terminates (this was taken during a conversion project) I disliked the +7/+7 TLP boards with the padding BEHIND the jack and in FRONT of the channel. You cannot know the final output level in this configuration - use a SLVM lately?
These are old DSB (digital switch boards) for various low speed digital circuits using 310 jacks (and some Bantam - mostly F1/F2 stuff) Who remembers 13589 at 2025hz space/2225hz mark or 13588 at 1075hz space and 1250hz mark?
Another type of DSB but we called it Class D data and the boards were called "WNR" or wire-n-repeater My Mentor TA/TFQ aka Capt. Electron taught me everything and I became a king on these systems. How bout a 12260-A or Vector 884-1 - Tim? Maybe DLT's? Man I really miss this central office and it's 100+ history.
Barry at his desk 1987 (notice the pocket protector)
May 1987 - Gotta love HotLine (Phillips UPC500 switch)
Inside a Phillips UPC500
Long time friend Jim Sevilla (with Don Henry behind him)
Another friend and manager, Rick Graves (Management is NOT SUPPOSED TO TOUCH THE EQUIPMENT). (that's me behind him during a cut-over).
Mainstreet WUTCO TFQ On the left are the M28 teletypes we used to communicate with other offices (in the days before email). W100 aka Transcontinental Flash Order Wire aka the BS wire. You can see the 8/16khz radio gear on the left.
Old Weston 60mil current loop meter - still used in 1987 (great fun "setting free" Pacific Bell testers who did not know about 110volt DC circuits)
Modern Wiltron Analog Signaling test board (who remembers FTS???)
Let me see your ID!