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The Telecom Digest for Wed, 19 Jun 2019
Volume 38 : Issue 170 : "text" format

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Cable eyesDavid
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Re: Please help me identify this deviceGlowingBlueMist
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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <5D083603.50303@panix.com> Date: 17 Jun 2019 20:53:23 -0400 From: "David" <wb8foz@panix.com> Subject: Cable eyes <http://telecom-digest.org/cable-overhead-loop.jpg> That is a slack-holder for fiber. There are two of them ~10 ft apart. They are placed where a splice is needed. The fiber ends are run into the van, and fusion-spliced together. Then the excess fiber is raised up & looped around both. The alternative is putting the splicer-person and splicer-machine up in a bucket; that does not work well, especially when it's snowing... ------------------------------ Message-ID: <dd987762-f5e0-4c95-bcd6-16d1c6809b41@googlegroups.com> Date: 16 Jun 2019 10:46:03 -0700 From: ronholbrook572@gmail.com Subject: Re: Do you know where there are Teletype machines for sale? [Telecom] On Monday, December 14, 2009 at 1:32:09 AM UTC-6, Bill Horne wrote: > I subscribe to a mailing list for Teletype users, called GREENKEYS. > > One of the readers posted a request for info on whether a Model 15 > Teletype is available for purchase, and it got me wondering if any of > the Digest's readers have knowledge in this area. > > Does anyone know of any repository of Teletype machines? I can't help > but wonder if some Baby Bell has a warehouse full of them, and there's > a fair number of users who'd be delighted to get at them. > > Thanks for your time. > > Bill > > -- > E. William Horne > William Warren Consulting > http://www.william-warren.com/ > > "While you're waiting, read the free novel we sent you. > It's a Spanish story about a guy named 'Manual'." > -- Dogbert I was in upper management with the BELL SYSTEM when we started electronic switching systems, in fact I was the first to install an electronic switching system in Alabama. I could train people fast enough to maintain the systems and had to remote the switch input before the CRT was available it was only used 3 months 35 KSR TTY with loop input. ------------------------------ Message-ID: <qe9d5m$m1j$1@dont-email.me> Date: 17 Jun 2019 20:01:38 -0500 From: "GlowingBlueMist" <GlowingBlueMist@blackhole.io> Subject: Re: Please help me identify this device On 6/15/2019 10:02 PM, Bill Horne wrote: > One of my amateur radio friends has asked me what the device shown at > <http://telecom-digest.org/cable-overhead-loop.jpg> is used for. > > Please take a look and offer your advice, and thanks in advance. > > Bill "They say the memory is the second thing to go" Horne > It is used to enforce a minimum radius bend in a cable to stop damage caused by bending the cable too tightly. Quite often used to ensure extra cable will be available for future repairs. ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Wed, 19 Jun 2019

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