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More Horseplay - RF Cafe Forums

The original RF Cafe Forums were shut down in late 2012 due to maintenance issues - primarily having to spend time purging garbage posts from the board. At some point I might start the RF Cafe Forums again if the phpBB software gets better at filtering spam.

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Guest
 Post subject: More Horseplay
Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 10:53 am 
OK here's my 2 cents worth.

Back many years ago when I first started as a technician at a defense contractor I was on evening shift (3:30 to 12:00). A couple nights after starting there I was offered a tour of the machine shop area. After being led through the lathes, milling machines and other work stations, we went to the iriditing and painting area. The sandblasting box was pointed out to me and I was encouraged to look into it through the glass plate in the top. As I bent over to look, suddenly arms were thrust out of the box through the rubber gloves that were attached and grabbed me. Liked to scare the crap out of me!!!

From that day on, I delighted in being onhand for the next new guy being generously offered the same tour. It was always the highlight, and it always worked!

:smt043 :smt044


 
  
 
sparky
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Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 3:51 pm 
 
Captain
 

Joined: Mon Jun 27, 2005 9:29 am
Posts: 10
Location: Cincinnati, OH
That's hillarious!
In my days as a PARTIOT System maint. tech we used to send the new privates looking for impossible to find tools. One guy was gone for over 5 hours looking for the "bolt-stretcher"! Maybe it was wrong, but we sure got a kick out of it.


 
   
 
Kirt Blattenberger
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Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 10:57 pm 
 
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Joined: Sun Aug 03, 2003 2:02 pm
Posts: 878
Location: Erie, PA
Greetings sparky:

"bolt-stretcher" - thats a good one!

In our radar shop, we would tell the newbies to go get a spool of flight line to tie off a truck tarp, bring us a Hertz-to-Cycles-per-Second Converter to measure the transmitter frequency, or maybe find a box of military bearings for the antenna mount.

Those were the good old days. My friend Don H., who often visits this forum (unless he's busy cleaning up the hurricane mess in FL, might think of a couple more to amuse us. Don: Are you out there?

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- Kirt Blattenberger :smt024
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sparky
 Post subject: I do have more
Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 3:34 pm 
 
Captain
 

Joined: Mon Jun 27, 2005 9:29 am
Posts: 10
Location: Cincinnati, OH
some other things newbies were sent for:
-a can of squelch
-chem-light rechargers
-a box of grid squares
-HEMMT (10 ton truck used to tow PATRIOT launchers) brake fluid
- an ST1 (spell it out)

will post more when i remember


 
   
 
Guest
 Post subject:
Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2005 7:18 pm 
Being an ex radar troop myself, I've been both the victim and the antagonizer for a lot of these. One more to add to the list is an ID10T.




Posted  11/12/2012