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Monday, May 16, 2011

It's a Puzzling Situation

Over the past couple of weeks, a new wall has been emerging between the transmitter room and the "Shop" (where all the building and welding occurs, and where the shop tools are kept). Because of the immense size and irregular angles, many of the pieces of sheet rock had to be cut into unusual sizes and angles. It was like putting a puzzle together but your having to make your own pieces as you went along. As the wall went up, right behind the builders, were the electricians to put electrical lines into conduit pipes to put in new receptacles; shop lights were put up as well.
Meanwhile, now that the new transmitters are sitting firmly in place, it's time to get everything figured out, wired up, and tested. Which is much easier to say than to actually do! It is a long and thoughtful process, and one might even add, this too is a puzzling situation at times. Right now there are a bunch of wires coming from TX 6 and each one must be checked to see where they go and what they do. Currently they are looking for the source of 240 volts for a line that is needed. The cooling system is also getting a check-up which will involve filling the tank with water then checking for leaks and finally checking the pump.
There is excitement in the air over the potential of several new staff both short and long term. God seems to be answering prayers.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Taking Shape

Things are really taking shape at TWR Guam. There is a lot of work to get things into the shape they need to be in, but the change is coming... and it's noticeable.
Transmitter 6 is getting re-shaped by actually being put back together on the inside.
Boxes of parts and supplies that were stored behind the transmitters in the containers are now being inventoried as the necessary parts are put in the transmitter.
At the same time the construction work has also taken on a different phase. The wall and doors have been completed between the transmitter hall and the shop. (The transmitter hall is now a bit bigger than before. A new meterbox has also been installed and lights and fixtures and power distribution is being completed too.
Stay tuned as the changes continue to come.