User:Nbezanson

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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...

Professional background:

  • 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. :(

Hobby background:

  • 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

Genie lift

The Genie is mine. You can use it, provided you follow three simple rules:

  1. RTFM and inspect machine before use. Wear a hardhat.
  2. 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.
  3. Call me if you have any questions. (248)379-3614

The manuals are here:

It's a GR-12, serial number GR01-122, manufacturing date 10-27-00, model year 2001, PIN GR 120A10100C

Acer Lathe

The big lathe is mine, but Brian Wennberg maintains it, and I defer to his judgment. Don't break it or yourself, please.