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Engineer's Log of Mark W. Persons
Minnesota Winter Weather


January 8, 2010:  Neither snow nor rain will deter your intrepid engineer from doing his work in a Minnesota winter.  Here, the Behemoth was driven into the KLTF/KFML transmitter site at Little Falls, MN, on an unplowed road after 12 inches of snowfall.  It was a little touch-and-go, but the service van made it in spite of the sounds of snow scraping on the underside of the all-wheel-drive van.
This was actually the second trip into the site that day, so you can see tracks from the previous visit.  Driving through this snow was like swimming with the van fishtailing as it went.  With the help of the Lord, we got through it to do radio broadcast engineering another day.
January 25, 2010:  Another day working on a radio broadcast transmitter at a farm in Minnesota.  The farmer, Ron Miller, used a HUGE farm machine with 6-foot high tires to plow the road to the site.  The tractor is diesel powered and has EIGHT wheels.  It can go almost anywhere. 

The FM transmitter and tower are on the hill in the upper right of the photo.  Many thanks to Ron for making it possible to get to the site under deep snow conditions. 


The stories go on and on.  Stop in again sometime.  I'll leave the soldering iron on for you. 
Mark W. Persons
  
Ham WMH

Questions?  Email Mark Persons:  teki@mwpersons.com     

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