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Fiber Splicing!!

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  1. Feb 13, 2019 at 5:26 PM
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    One of my many rings I have installed. 36 Ribbons, 432 Fibers, Tested with my Optical Time Domain Reflectormeter.E7B89155-026D-4ED7-8F72-AC892375B718.jpg1C09C2C1-866C-4E51-BC0C-79EE43F94DA2.jpgC213FB27-0E57-4068-845E-5F305EF57939.jpg
    That’s a Fitel ribbon Fusion splicer!!! And there’s like seven feet of slack.(never enough)
     
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  2. Feb 13, 2019 at 5:28 PM
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  3. Feb 13, 2019 at 5:30 PM
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    Great trace I zoomed in on all the splice points and double check with Power Meters. You can see the reflection from the connector on the other side.:)
     
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  4. Feb 13, 2019 at 5:32 PM
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    5C571F2B-7141-4954-AB8F-372C809E3295.jpg I have a cheat sheet for setting parameters..I’ve seen an 864 opened up and being spliced..
     
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  5. Feb 13, 2019 at 5:41 PM
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    There’s a miss print on this schematic I found it once I think. See if u can find it?
     
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  6. Feb 13, 2019 at 5:49 PM
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    All I can find is this yellow box missing info

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  7. Feb 13, 2019 at 6:20 PM
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    Mad driver mod. OME Suspension. 285/70R17 BFG AT KO2
    Fancy!!!

    I miss the old days where we actually terminated fiber and copper.

    I still have the remnants of a 24pr fiber cable that rats had chewed through laying around somewhere. Nothing like unicam terminations in a 19” rack in a military guard shack at 0100 by flashlight.

    I’ve done my fair share of butterfly tool amphenol connectors.

    Also, exothermic welding ground bars!!!

    Takes me back!
     
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  8. Feb 13, 2019 at 6:21 PM
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    Color deficiency?
     
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  9. Feb 13, 2019 at 6:48 PM
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    Well shucks, I just went over it again, no misprint. It must of been a different sheet. It’s writin it white on the yellow buffer tube 21..Ribbbon tubes are only “striped” on an 864. I know I found a misprint twenty years ago..
     
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  10. Feb 13, 2019 at 6:57 PM
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    And I’ve spliced/tested a custom 516 count cable..
     
  11. Feb 13, 2019 at 7:03 PM
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    I’m running THREE! Lol OTDR’s at the same time...4E405E48-3D0E-483D-98EE-3FF323FB95CE.jpg
     
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    I just got an adapter for RCA to HDMI so going over my 8mm tapes..
     
  13. Feb 13, 2019 at 7:26 PM
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    That was right before they hit us!!!! You guys got them SOB’s!!!
     
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    I never touched copper...
     
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    It’s fun! Nothing like terminating patch panels to EIA/TIA standards with sausage fingers!

    I miss that stuff. I could go to work for a telecom company any day and be happy. Working circuits, terminating cable or fiber, splices.

    Makes the hours seem like minutes
     
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    It took me one time splicing fiber in my cabling class in college to know that's definitely not what I wanted to do with my career. Stuff is hard if you have shaky hands!
     
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    That’s why you need a good fusion splicer! Does all the work for you.
     
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    I’ve used Xfo and Sumitomo too
     
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    Yeah we used one, they're pretty cool. I actually got mine to certify, albeit just barely. My issue was the prep of the fiber. I broke it several times trying to cut and strip it clean because my hands shake when I do fine detail work like that. :annoyed:
     
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    Want to see the cleaver?
     
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    FD59C1DD-6647-4337-AFBD-3BBA61E29331.jpg Yes that’s my finger.. Cleaves twelve at one time...E4567B0A-4D92-4C8B-A996-F27D7E562C76.jpg
     
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    I’m trained in Polarization and Chromatic Mode dispersion testing..
     
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    I’m nearsighted. So I can see almost like a microscope..
     
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    :notsure: I looked at that for a few minutes
     
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    The key to doing a mid-sheath entry on a hot 432. You soak the ribbon in alcohol for five minutes to separate the fibers and then complete the tail installation.
     
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    I have absolutely no earthly idea what you’re talking about:rofl:
     
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    Right there with you...:cheers:
     
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    Well it’s been a little bit since I logged on but OtDR shot was great, what type of cleaver are you utilizing? Been in the business for 20+ but more of a copper and back in the day PBX guy so fiber is not my strong suite but know what I’m looking at. I now stand up new facilities and bring Ethernet to the desktop for commercial builds, this includes both horizontal and vertical build outs.
     
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