Blogs
May 6

Written by:
5/6/2009 11:06 AM  RssIcon

Steve Schrader, a broadcast engineer with WJTV-TV in Jackson, Miss., was clearing out the transmitter building from sister station WHLT-TV in Hattiesburg, Miss., last weekend:
Steve took the back door off and began to check out the transmitter without his glasses. "I thought to myself," Steve said, "what is this strand shielding doing in here. Then I put my glasses on and made a quick exit":

Steve continues: "After I regained my composure I realized he was crispy. I know it's a bit blurry but see the black mark on his head. (ouch)"

Steve didn't care what kind of snake it was, only that it was dead. "What's the moral of this story?" Steve asked...

"Always wear your glasses."


Tags:
Categories:

4 comment(s) so far...


Gravatar

Snake in a Transmitter

Ah yes, nothing tastes better when your working at a remote transmitter site than a nice serving of "Final Fried Snake" or "Electrocuted Eel".

By z47tv on   6/2/2009 11:18 AM
Gravatar

Snake in a Transmitter

Tom, you are tech savvy so I pose this question: http://www.televisions.com/News/Adobe_Flash_to_conquer_the_TV_market.php -- "According to this article I read, Adobe expects to see the first Flash-ready TVs by the end of this year. Any ideas which manufacturers are on board?"

By z47tv on   5/11/2009 7:29 AM
Gravatar

Snake in a Transmitter

Only thing scarier for me was finding live scorpions in and on a transmitter I worked on 23 years ago in Longview, TX.

By on   8/12/2009 11:00 AM
Gravatar

Snake in a Transmitter

This scary. I am glad everyone was safe.

By z47tv on   7/23/2009 4:51 AM

Your name:
Gravatar Preview
Your email:
(Optional) Email used only to show Gravatar.
Your website:
Title:
Comment:
Add Comment   Cancel 




Thursday 10:05 AM
NAB Requests Expedited Review of Spectrum Auction Lawsuit
“Broadcasters assigned to new channels following the auction could be forced to accept reductions in their coverage area and population served, with no practical remedy.” ~NAB

Wall Street Communications /   Friday 06:11 PM
Primestream Products on Display at CAPER 2014:
Wall Street Communications /   Friday 04:13 PM
Wohler Products at CCW 2014

 
Featured Articles
Exhibitions & Events
SMPTE 2014: Coax For 4KTV
Discover TV Technology