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27651Re: [midatlanticretro] Re: OT: Great news about TIROS satellite dish

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  • Dave McGuire
    Oct 5, 2012
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      On 10/05/2012 11:01 PM, joshbensadon wrote:
      > --- In midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com, Evan Koblentz <evan@...> wrote:
      >>
      >> This just in from OMARC, regarding the giant TIROS dish at InfoAge:
      >>
      >> >>> The team has succeeded in freeing the elevation drive from its
      >> moorings today. The REALLY good news is that once they succeeded at
      >> that, they were able to move the dish in elevation by a small amount. It
      >> is not longer a question of "if" the dish will work, but rather "when"
      >> and "how."
      >
      > Umm, Please excuse my ignorance. I don't get it? How big is this dish and why was it stuck? Couldn't a little WD-40 do the trick? Ok, the WD-40 is more of a joke, but seriously, how stuck can something get?

      Umm...That dish is sixty feet (!) in diameter. One doesn't just "get
      it unstuck".

      -Dave

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      Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
      New Kensington, PA
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