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   February 2017   

02/16/17: If you were listening yesterday you noticed that the station went off the air at about 2pm EST. I apologize for that. Normally I get an alert any time something is having trouble here but when the UPS supporting the network (Modems, Routers, Switches) fails there is no way to send the alert. I was out of the studio and when I returned later that afternoon I knew something was wrong when my Smartphone did not automatically connect to the WAN. The cause was one of the batteries in the UPS had suddenly failed during a 20 second brownout. One of those failures where even a self test on the UPS causes a failure without an alert being sent, the UPS simply turns off and stays off even when line power is restored. When the Smart1500LCDT UPS is restarted it says the battery is fine and has an hour’s worth of run time available. The battery shows full voltage till a load is put on it then it goes to zero in a nanosecond when a load is applied. I looked into redundant parallel UPS systems, yah right, tens of thousands of dollars and start in the 10KW range. I looked for hacks online to parallel two small UPS but no such luck. If anyone knows of a way to do that send me an email. Then when I got the power back up, I am still waiting for replacement batteries, I had all sorts of other problems. Routers didn’t want to cooperate, RAID Arrays were degraded, Check disk found hard drive errors, station computer didn’t want to start… Very frustrating! So I put UPS Management software on my domain controller to monitor all my UPS with the addition of a battery age past 3 years alert so I can replace them hopefully before they go bad. I also ordered UPS Bypass Switches so I can take a UPS offline without turning off the equipment it serves. Those things are expensive too!

 

Total donations to date: $110

   January 2017   

01/20/17: DJ Ladyhawk’s Mother has not bounced back from her cancer surgery the way we had hoped and has become fully dependant on others for every aspect of life. After our caring for her in our home for the last 11 years is has become necessary to move her to a facility where professionals can give her the 24/7 care she now needs. I always know when Sail by Awolnation is playing because she turns up her clock radio every time it plays, it is her favorite song. It will be strangely quite here after she leaves.

Total donations to date: $110

01/01/17: Another year has started and we hope everyone has a wonderful time throughout 2017!

 

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