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This tree fell across the road and had to be moved off to the side before we could move on up to the repeater.
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Once the fallen tree was moved. We had a clear road to continue onto the repeater site.
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Look at what we found when we arrived at the repeater site. A close call for the repeater shack.
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You can see here where the tree broke.
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A closer look at the failure point. Notice the fire damage from 20+ years ago.
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This latter (attached to the tree) led up to the pager antenna platform
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This is what is left of the pager antenna platform. It fell just short of the boulder in the background.
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Collateral tree damage.
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Another angle of the shack shows how close we came to losing the repeater shack,
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Could have come any closer. Well, not much closer anyway.
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This platform used to hold pager system antennas. Remember those?
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Another angle from the other side of the repeater shack.
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Look at the size of that tree trunk compared to the repeater shack.
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This ladder, affixed to the tree, provided access to the pager system antenna platform.
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Repeater shack still intact. The height of our antenna is clearly visible along with one of our solar panels. The small extension from the shack was used to hold the batteries for the pager system (back in the day).
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If you look closely, you can see some of the remaining ladder(s) used to access equipment at the top of the trees.
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What a mess.
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Another anle showing the ladder leading up to the antenna platform. The size of the tree compare to the repeater shack is noticable.
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Ouch! what a mess. The portion of the tree in the upper right is no longer connected to the tree, however, it is still connected to the antenna platform.
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This angle tells it all.
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The antenna platform fell just short of the boulders to the right.
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Some of this old pager antenna platform might be able to be repurposed.
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A mess indeed.
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We were certainly very fortunate.
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This part of the tree broke away but remained attached to the pager antenna platform.
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The source of the problem. Point of failure at the base of the tree. Old fire damage can be seen here. Fire from 20+ years ago?
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Another angle showing the fire damage and that the tree tried to repair or cover over the damage.
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Just a guess, but we're assuming that old age, wood rot and the wind felled this tree.
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Collateral damage to nearby trees.
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A shot of the repeater shack showing all the solar panels. A benefit to the tree falling is that more sunlight will be available for the solar panels. Adding additional panels may be in the future.
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Almost time to leave. The shack is secure. Work for the future has been noted.
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Another successful visit has been completed.

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