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    So again why did the feds pick the OP to visit?
    AMA reg?
    Fed reg?
    His neighbour?
    Why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 33db View Post
    So I had to wonder what's around Gig Harbour (I used to live in Seattle) and the only thing I see is McChord, so why are they going to Gig Harbour to talk to you? .
    He's right down the road from Bremerton Navy Yard and not far from that is the Strategic Weapons Facility Pacific which anyone flying FPV really needs to stay away from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smoothvirus View Post
    and not far from that is the Strategic Weapons Facility Pacific which anyone flying FPV really needs to stay away from.
    Oh yea, that's one of those kind of places where to enter certain rooms, one has to place cell phones and all their other electronics in a locker outside of the entrance door and then if ones ID checks out, one might get escorted to where he needs to work, sort of place where one does their job and doesn't spend any time looking around too much.

    In an odd but somewhat related story, the NSWC used to have an administration building on the SW side of FLL, one fine day myself and another comm tech showed up to do some work and needed access to a secure room, everything checked out, they where expecting us and we where escorted to the room, it was opened and we where allowed in, the escort pointed to a phone and reminded me once again to call extension xxxx when we needed to leave, he turned around closed the door an deadbolted it.

    While I was trying to dope out some cabling I noticed the other tech was staring at the door and didn't seem right, I asked what's up, he looked at me and cried out "I think he locked that door" to which I affirmed his guess as being SOP for the facility, he totally lost it and began beating and pulling on the door knob, while screaming "let me out of here, please let me out of here."

    I was on the phone to security and I am sure others in the building where as well when the door opened and the tech after catching his balance bolted down the hall minus escort, past the front desk and out to his assigned vehicle, where he dropped to his knees and began vomiting.

    It was a very odd experience as I and other techs had been locked in that room many times before and it was, at the time, just the way it was and part of our job.

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    I used to do a lot of escorting back in the day. There was a building we were moving out of and I was in charge of all the logistics of cataloging all the equipment and having it loaded onto trucks. I remember one day I was working on the loading dock, alone, and I noticed light coming out of a hole in the floor. I got on my hands and knees and looked in the hole to see another room, with a desk and a chair in it. I had been moving stuff out of this building for months and didn't know there was a basement in it. I found a set of stairs and went down to find a basement level, below the loading dock. Then I found another set of stairs, going down. There was a sub-basement, and in that one I found an old bomb shelter from World War II. Then I discovered another set of stairs leading down. That one went to the sub-sub basement where there was a lot of mechanical equipment. So this building had two stories above ground, and three underground. The place was built to be bomb-proof in case the Germans ever launched an attack on the East Coast. During the war it had a fake neighborhood with houses and streets constructed on the roof so it would be camouflaged from the air.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smoothvirus View Post
    So this building had two stories above ground, and three underground. The place was built to be bomb-proof in case the Germans ever launched an attack on the East Coast. During the war it had a fake neighborhood with houses and streets constructed on the roof so it would be camouflaged from the air.
    Fast forward to the Cold-War and you will find a lot of those same buildings having been built by AT&T Longlines, above ground they looked like typical microwave relay stations, below ground it was a different world.

    Go down a few stairs and find a door, that once opened looks like it should be installed as a bank vault, then once into the core of the office, one quickly notices all of the lineups (the racks that the equipment is mounted to) are supported from the floor by spring loaded mountings, the overhead where the power and cabling is dropped to the lineups is provided with generous loops for flexibility and is supported from the ceiling with again spring loaded mountings.

    These relay stations where interconnected with a coaxial cable system that spanned the entire East Coast, had branches to the West coast and into the mountain.

    Some stations, such as Pennsuco where equipped with blast detector's to try and triangulate hits and UHF GEP's to allow comms with AF1 and others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smoothvirus View Post
    He's right down the road from Bremerton Navy Yard and not far from that is the Strategic Weapons Facility Pacific which anyone flying FPV really needs to stay away from.
    +1

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