Next gathering will be Wednesday 07/28/04 at
Special congratulations are in order for Mr. Dan
McGinnis. He was docenting today for the 1st time (right?) having successfully
completed the requisite training.
The following were in attendance - Frank, Allen,
Ron, Ed, LaFarr and Chuck. We have completed the following tasks -
a) remove the seven (DC) DC supplies from the
b) removed one DC supply from the 1402 - noted at
least five (5) pitiful looking capacitors that will require
c) removed bus bars for 24 capacitors for the 1402
as a prelim to cap reforming
d) confirmed that the 729 tape drives used
different sized capstans to move the tape across the heads at the
requisite speed between the 50 cycle and 60 cycle machines -
the mod IV drive has the spec that shows a faster tape speed but it's capstans
are the identical size as the other models. We suspect that THIS model IV
was not running up to it's posted speed
The mystery of the missing binders remains but I
am, indeed, wealthier so that is a real plus.
Don't forget to log your hours.
And the trivia of the day - Yesterday was the 35th
anniversary of the 1st walk on the moon. As an aid to remember the 3 names of
the crew they have the same initials as the 1st 3 men on earth according to the
Bible. Adam, Able and Cain.
Armstrong, Aldrin and
As always, I accept full responsibility for
omissions, spelling errors, grammar flaws and poor punctuation.