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Thought some of you might like to see what a little snow looks like at 9500 feet. It's the DTV Utah transmitter site at Salt Lake City.


(Photos courtesy of Sam Kunz, DTV Utah. He's one of the guys who also man's that shovel you see in the foreground....it's how he commutes to and from work!
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We're all gonna die ! (If we got THAT much snow - it wouldn't be an exaggeration here)....
 

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Does it strike anybody as funny in the 3rd picture (far right) that this High Tech site with massive transmitters and towers hundreds of feet tall has a dinky little old 18 inch SD dish mounted?

That's the DISH Network downlink for K18FJ, the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) translator station.
 

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BTW, the door and the window are both seen in the outside shot. Under the window is a large, spa-sized stainless-steel bathtub, with heating elements.


No, it's not for pleasure....

Snow is regularly shoveled in to there all winter long, where it melts and is channeled to a large water purification system and stored for year-round cleaning use (showers, etc). The crews bring up their own drinking water each week, along with perishable foods.

Each fall, the pantry is stocked with cases of canned goods and Mac'n'Cheeze, while it's still possible to make the twenty mile drive from the nearest road.
 

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Yesterday morning.
 

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The crews bring up their own drinking water each week, along with perishable foods.

How are the weekly crew changes accomplished, helicopter? Surely they don't make a 20 mile hike? ... Or are snowmobiles viable?
 

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That's the DISH Network downlink for K18FJ, the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) translator station.
But it is a little surprising to me that they don't use a somewhat larger reflector, to prevent loss of signal during rain fade or other difficult reception conditions.
 
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