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                     THE CGC COMMUNICATOR
                           CGC #931
                   Monday,  August 31, 2009
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               Robert F. Gonsett, W6VR, Editor
               <cgc (at) cgc333.connectnet.com>
   Copyright 2009, Communications General® Corporation (CGC)
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  MT. WILSON OPERATIONS ARE QUASI-NORMAL
  E-mail traffic suggests that broadcast operations from
Mts. Wilson and Harvard are fairly normal at this time even
though the sites are presumably totally unattended and the
genuine threat of a firestorm prevails.
  There were no accounts of fiber or POTS disruptions in a
series of e-mails received at about 3 PM.
  Wilson normally has two AC power feeds.  One of those feeds
was disrupted early on and is still out of service, reportedly
the result of a transformer explosion.  The other feed remains
intact.  One CE writes, "It's amazing that we have not even
seen one hiccup on the Edison power.  We are good here."
  A Harvard report also indicates normal commercial power.
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  AN ALTERNATE WEB ADDRESS FOR MT. WILSON WEB CAM PHOTOS
  Photos from the overloaded Mt. Wilson Web Camera are
becoming increasingly difficult to come by.  Now, Larry Lopez
has taken the downloading task upon himself and provides us with
an alternate Web address for photos and info.  He writes:
  "I have been posting the photos and any new info that I get
to my news and updates page on my website.   Here is the link:
  http://www.angelescrestservices.com/News%20and%20Updates.htm
  "I am having some trouble getting the photos.  It's been
taking about 20 minutes now....  The bottom line is that we
are on top of both the Webcam and watching for live shots on
the news channels so that I can provide that info as well."
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  FIRE NEWSLETTER FROM THE MT. WILSON OBSERVATORY
  http://www.mtwilson.edu/fire.php
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  CAL FIRE RADIO FREQUENCIES FOR FIRE COMMUNICATIONS
  http://tinyurl.com/WilsonCommPlan
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  CLAIM:  FIREFIGHTERS NOT PULLED OFF WILSON
  An employee of the Forest Service who asked not to be
identified called Communications General Corp. this afternoon
and stated that fire fighters had "never" been pulled off Wilson,
and that rumors to that effect started with an incorrect media
report.
  While we have no way of verifying his claim, it is important
to realize that different groups of firefighters may be involved.
Perhaps some were pulled off, others not.  We simply do not know.
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