Old men & old tech serve up the ol’ Jive in Bend:
Here our trusty 70-something Tower Monkey Dan Mooney installs the microwave transmit antenna last November. This shoots Jive audio from it’s transmit location (Grizzly Mountain outside Madras, OR) about 20miles to our booster location in Bend.
Here our trusty 70-something ‘Cheaph Engineer’ Tom Werner dusts off a 40-year old piece of donated gear and tunes, tweaks & cajoles it into service last Monday to serve up Jiveradio in downtown Bend for the first time ever!
Here Tom tries to nap, but forgot his rug.
Also much thanks to Todd Urick in Sacto for doing the engineering for us to get the license, Don Mussell in Hawaii for doing all the frequency coordination work, Cliff Peck for donating the antenna and helping with tower space, and Yellowknife Wireless for hosting not only our internet service at Grizzly since 2018, but now also hosting our booster location in Bend. They are a great small local company helping make Jiveradio for central Oregon happen!