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Re: Bet on with my boss

  • From: Vincent J. Bono
  • Date: Fri Jun 21 22:14:41 2002

Sycamore equipment does not have orderwire.  :(  And we don't breakout with
the muxes that do at every location.

----- Original Message -----
From: "blitz" <>
To: "Vincent J. Bono" <>
Cc: <>
Sent: Friday, June 21, 2002 7:43 PM
Subject: Re: Bet on with my boss

> We have this wonderful invention called two-way radio. (grin) Our repeater
> has an autopatch, so you can hold a conversation from any landline to the
> mobile unit in the field or vice versa. Its been real helpful, like when
> aligning microwave dishes.
> At 18:04 6/21/02 -0400, you wrote:
> >We recently had a piece of equipment fail outside of Bronson, FL.  This
> >in a regeneration hut, 50 miles from almost anywhere useful.  There is no
> >cellular service and no POTs in the HUT.  The closest employee was a
> >who although bright was not very familiar with the equipment installed.
> >Because the management channel (IP) was still working to the site, an
> >engineer here in Quincy, MA was able to step her through fixing the
> >using nothing but IRC and two-way pager.  It took her 35 minutes to
> >the issue.
> >
> >Harder than with a phone?  Yes.  Impossible?  No.  Without that IP
> >running?  It would have taken closer to an hour and a half by my guess
> >still doable.  Smoke signals or semaphore?  I won't hazard a guess.
> >
> >-vb
> Some sort of orderwire channel might be helpful in this situation as well,
> as long as the fiber is up, youll have a voice grade line to the NOC.

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