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Faucett Captain

Hello all! I haven't been around for a few days here, and its taken me about three hours to get caught up on everything. Glad to see the spam-storm is dissipating.

The reason for my absence was that the radio station where I work was absolutely toasted by a lightning strike early this past weekend. There are five stations in the building, they were all virtually destroyed. Here's the story from the local paper:

http://showmenews.com/2006/Aug/20060828News001.asp

Needless to say, I've been pretty busy trying to keep things on the air! Our engineers and IT people have done a great job, but I knew things were bad when one of them started quoting from the Book of Revelations as he worked!!!

Anyway - glad to be back!

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RadarMan Chief Captain

I'm surprised that when they built it they didn't plan on having a system of some kind that would "absorb" a lighting strike.
I'm sure this is a common occurrence to facilities such as this.

Glad you weren't in there at the time and good to see you back.

Radar

3 days, not 1 spam!

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Faucett Captain

Yeah!! 😀

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hms_endeavour Chief Captain

NIce to have you back! The anti spam login is working pretty well, I'm impressed.

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Faucett Captain

Indeed. And I was glad to see myself stripped of my chief captain stripes, I didn't deserve them anyway!! 🍻 ROFL

Seriously, there seems to be some fresh air at flyaway, happy to see it.

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Jonathan (99jolegg) Chief Captain

Glad to hear your station is getting back to normal 👍

KFRU news director: Dan Claxton wrote:

Itís being held together with rubber bands and chewing gum at this point

Umm... 😂

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Faucett Captain

Its true, Jolegg!! 😂 😂

I was running things with a cd player, a microphone, and half of a computer!

Lightning scares me now. 😳

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Kareem El-Sadi (crosscheck9) Chief Captain

Good to see your safe and sound Faucett. Good luck with the station's recovery 😉

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Greekman72 Chief Captain

crosscheck9 wrote:

Good to see your safe and sound Faucett. Good luck with the station's recovery 😉

Yes Yes Yes 👍

Jamie4590 Guest

NASA had a mission hampered recently after a ligntening strike.

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Faucett Captain

Thanks, all, for your kind words - things are quite trying at the moment, but your generous empathy encourages me!!! 😀 😀

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