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  2. Hi!! Hope you are fine and well. Need to ask few information regarding the SATCOM used in C130. The Euronav RN7 working is not getting clear. Can you guide about the working of RN7? What medium it uses and the complete mechanism of its working? Facing few issues of its call, network and signals. I will be highly obliged if you can share all the information regarding RN7.
  3. I well remember my days up in the nose wheel well of C-130s on the frozen, wind blown flight line at Elmendorf replacing APN-59 RTs and antennae alone, freezing to death and breaking my back without any help. That system was at least half our workload there which included ALL avionics systems, as we were severely undermanned and expected to fix it ALL right after we transitioned from AAC to MAC. As they told me right after I got there from Moody AFB in December 1979, “You’re no longer a comm/nav troop. You’re an avionics troop”.
  4. Ron, Thanks and as you suggest I am attempting to gather as much documentation as I can to support my claims I find it hard to remember full names from 30 to 40 years ago and I realize many of my co-workers will likely have the same memory issue I do remember three additional names -- Doug Wickstrom, James Waldrop, and James Carpenter I have asked for my personnel file and there may be some additional names in there I can add to this posting Stay healthy and safe, out for now
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  6. GREAT TRUTHS THAT LITTLE CHILDREN HAVE LEARNED: 1) No matter how hard you try, you can't baptize cats. 2) When your Mom is mad at your Dad, don't let her brush your hair. 3) If your sister hits you, don't hit her back. They always catch the second person. 4) Never ask your 3-year old brother to hold a tomato. 5) You can't trust dogs to watch your food. 6) Don't sneeze when someone is cutting your hair. 7) Never hold a Dust-Buster and a cat at
  7. From 165th AW PA Today one of our very own C-130H3s returned after receiving the C-130H3.5 conversion package, this included the NP2000 eight bladed propellers and an upgraded engine compression section. These upgrades increase efficiency, aircraft performance, makes it safer, and reduces maintenance man-hours. The rest of our C-130 fleet will continue to transition to the new propellers over the next year.
  8. For the past several years I reviewed many posts concerning E-flight missions. I would say that during my tour with e-flight, I only knew the details of the missions I flew. I am sure the details of the missions I flew will never be de-classified. I am sure that the crew I flew with would never reveal any details. Not only that, we didn’t discuss any details among ourselves at any time. E-flight had several era’s. I can only speak to the era that I flew in. Classified sensitive information should stay that way.
  9. 189th AW selected as ANG C-130J training hub May 27, 2021 (by MSgt. Jessica Roles) - Recently, the 189th Airlift Wing’s 154th Training Squadron was selected by Air National Guard leaders, to be the official home of the Guard’s C-130J training program. http://s9.addthis.com/button0-rss.gif http://s9.addthis.com/button1-addthis.gif Aircraft line the rows of the flightline in preparation for flight Oct. 8, 2020, at Little Rock AFB. The 189th AW is home to the C-130H training mission, conducting training for Guard
  10. Andy, I don’t have any info for you but as a fellow C-130 tech (Prop) I just wanted to let you know you’re on the right track. I have been successful with claims related to my flight line work as well as while participating in some flare dropping missions out of Ubon Thailand in 1968. Documentation is your best friend. Good luck to you, Ron Dickson 374 FMS
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  12. Funny Signs: A funny sign in a Norwegian cocktail lounge: "Ladies are requested not to have children in the bar." In a Zurich hotel: "Because of the impropriety of entertaining guests of the opposite sex in the bedroom, it is suggested that the lobby be used for this purpose." In a Bangkok dry cleaner's: "Drop your trousers here for bes
  13. Underfloor heat inoperative Underfloor heat thermostat plug remove install. Underfloor heat switch replacement. Swtch toggle replace Corrosion treatment temp cont valve Thermostat replacement Temp cont valve replacement Replacement underfloor heat Wire No H230A20N repair Terminal 15 at TB42L retighten Thermostat replacement Temp cont valve replacement Shut off valve interlock relay replacement. Underfloor heat replacement hello guys, need an opinion to solve this recurring defect. Is there any other step sho
  14. We had at one time 10 "E" models starting with serial # 637776, we also had 2 -"E" 621809 I think was 1 of them anyway The E-4 Autopilot Amplifier was tubed and on long flights the crew would have to shut down the A/P because of tubes overheating and the axis's would spike, rolls, porpusing, etc etc. In 1991 after returning from desert mod teams came in and Satcom and GPS, along with NEW Autopilot which was all digital was installed in our Heres. We were lucky because back in the 80s all our Hercs had the wings and wing boxes replaced which extended their life. In 2005 Pope, Little Rock, and D
  15. I can remember the APN 59 Radar System (I think the photo is theRT 289) , the ARN 6 ADF System , the VOR system , and the APN 70 LORAN System off the top of my head. Can’t recall if the ARN 21 Tacan System was tube based. I believe most of the Autopilot , Doppler , and Radio Systems were tube based until they were upgraded to solid state or digital components
  16. KC 130 F (B Models) had tubes in just about everything in the under deck rack.
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    Murphy, a furniture dealer from Dublin, decided to expand the line of furniture in his store, so he decided to go to Paris to see what he could find. After arriving in Paris, he visited with some manufacturers and selected a line that he thought would sell well back home. To celebrate the new acquisition, he decided to visit a small bistro and have a glass of wine. As he sat enjoying his wine, he noticed that the small place was quite crowded, and that the other chair at his table was the only vacant seat in the house.
  18. What early C-130 systems had vacuum tubes?
  19. I have no idea whether the Special Assignment Airlift (SAM) missions, Heavy Jump/Sage Owl, flown by the 374 TAW during the 80's are still classified. Probably. 1598 avoided the beer can material fate. https://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/news/local/2016/05/02/aircraft-retired-flight-hours/83847258/ https://www.dvidshub.net/video/461674/c-130-retirement-broll Nice to see that. Kudos to the 120th Airlift Wing guys! 1597 Was at Birmingham last info I've seen from the roster on this website
  20. I am preparing a Disability Claim to submit to the VA and came across this Site. After reading almost all of the posts I am hoping this may be a way to locate others who served with me at Pope Air Force Base between 1975 and 1986. I remember several names but have not been able to locate anyone yet. I arrived at Pope in the summer of 1975 as an AIC and left in March 1986 as a TSGT. My name is Steve (Andy) Anderson. I was part of the maintenance team that left the C-130s at Rheinmein AB in 1977. I participated in 13 back-to-back rotations to Mildenhall England along with numerous othe
  21. Martha Stewart's Way Vs. My Way: Martha's way #1: Stuff a miniature marshmallow in the bottom of a sugar cone to prevent ice cream drips. My way: Just suck the ice cream out of the bottom of the cone, for pete's sake, you are probably laying on the couch with your feet up eating it anyway. You know we don't have anything better to do. Martha's way #2: Use a meat baster to "squeeze" your pancake batter onto the hot griddle and you'll get perfectly shaped pancakes e
  22. Have you ever wondered why foreigners have trouble with the English Language? Let's face it English is a stupid language. There is no egg in the eggplant No ham in the hamburger And neither pine nor apple in the pineapple. English muffins were not invented in England French fries were not invented in France. We sometimes take English for granted But if we examine its paradoxes we find that Quicksand takes you down slowly
  23. There is an ABCCC Association website that may answer all of your questions. The address is: http://abcccassociation.org/index.html Ken Witkin Command CMSGT, USAF, (Ret.)
  24. Still sitting there rotting away...worthless condition now, acft and all the spares inside. Word is that after Kadafi was killed, Libya inquired about these and what it would take to restore them...they were laughed at.
  25. It is over 4 years since my post above, and I have still not seen anything regarding the missions we flew in the '80s out of Clark AB. That mission was very different from the other E-flight missions that have been broadly discussed, but to this date I have heard only silence. Does anything know if this mission has ever become unclassified? I can understand why if not, but I am hoping to tell the story some day...
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