Saturday, June 18, 2016

Midnight Sun

There was a major network problem with the wireless metro network in Barrow which needed to get fixed like immediately. So guess where I am spending the weekend. At least I got a free upgrade for the flight north. I believe I figured out the source of the problem and have most of the network back up and running. I still need to update a couple of the radios on the residential huts.

And since I am here, we replaced one of the last radios that was still running on the old Alverion system. I was not very anxious about going up on the roof of this quonset hut but the UIC Science staff managed to borrow a lift. They replaced the radio and fed the cable down into the building where I was able to terminate and test the connection. The old radio system can now be finally turned off! This was not actually part of the network problem but since we borrowed the lift to reach a radio on a tower, it was an opportunity. This building used to be the theatre when NARL was still a military facility and is still referred to as the Theatre rather than "Bldg 2".

Since it looked like we might have some nice weather, I set up the GoPro on the mirror of the truck and powered it off of my large battery pack. I set up the camera around 9:30 pm and ran it until about 9:00 this morning. I trimmed the video to around 3:30 am or so as the sun disappeared from the frame. You'll notice that the sun never really drops below the horizon. By this morning, it was raining.


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    1. Thanks. I was hoping for clear skies but t didn't happen.

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  2. You trimmed the video at 3.30am? So I guess the midnight sun didn't let you sleep?

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    1. Actually, I retrieved the GoPro at about 9:30 but I trimmed the video at 3:30 since the sun was out of frame.

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  3. Thank you for the time lapse, I always enjoy those.

    I take it the rains are more welcome than snow right now.

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    1. Depends who you ask. Many prefer the snow since there isn't the mud and dust.

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