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Introduction / Bio
Hi! Name's Nate Bezanson. Long-time member, first-time caller, delighted to be on the air!
I travel a lot for work, so I'm usually in Michigan for 2 weeks, then out of town for 2 weeks. So, you might not see me around the space for a while, and then I'll be there every day, and then I'll be scarce again. Some of our other members work the same place...
- PDH/SONET transmission and cross-connect: T1, DS3, OCx. (STS-xC)
- Spent too much time with a T-Berd, not enough with a SunSet.
- Would be happy to teach you Bell System cable-lacing technique
- And wire-wrapping, the 25-pair color code, TP76300 workmanship
- Never terminated or spliced my own fiber, though. Would love to learn.
- Cellular back-end support: MTSO equipment, BTS equipment
- Know a little about CDMA, but just on the air and network, not handsets.
- Point-of-sale hardware, OPOS scanners/scales/printers
- Barcode scanners are a security problem, ask me why.
- Starting to learn my way around CANbus, but much is under NDA. :(
- Electronics tinkering since I could hold a screwdriver
- Primary interest these days is barely-eye-safe LED flashlights
- Know a bit about a lot: Cars, audio, rocketry, batteries.
- Licensed as a ham, but never get on the air under Part 97.
- Part-15 though, now that's fun. Ask me about Ricochet.
- Am apparently a fairly accomplished solderer. Love to teach.
My space-related TODO:
- incorporate ToDo by reference
- Backup keypad and help with software
The Genie is mine. You can use it, provided you follow three simple rules:
- RTFM and inspect machine before use. Wear a hardhat.
- Plug it in when done. This is super important, as the batteries will damage themselves if not maintained. It's like $800 to replace them.
- Call me if you have any questions. (248)379-3614
The manuals are here:
- Operators' manual: GenieRunaboutOperatorsManual.pdf
- Service manual: GenieGR8-12-15-ServiceManual.pdf
- Parts manual: GenieGR8-12-15-PartsManual.pdf
It's a GR-12, serial number GR01-122, manufacturing date 10-27-00, model year 2001, PIN GR 120A10100C
The big lathe is mine, but Brian Wennberg maintains it, and I defer to his judgment. Don't break it or yourself, please.