[AARA] Quarterly Test of Emergency Generators at The Moody Company located in Chase Tower

Herman Campbell kn5grk at lusfiber.net
Tue Dec 28 18:23:38 EST 2010

*Generator Test - Affecting the 146.820 W5DDL Repeater* *on Chase Towers*

Herman, can you disseminate this to the club member list or announce it 
on the next club traffic net?

On Sunday January 2, 2011, at 1300 hours The Moody Company will conduct 
a live test of the emergency natural gas generator by an actual induced 
power failure. This generator supports the main computer room for The 
Moody Company, our energy support systems and the clubs repeater system.

This is a test required by policy and will be an ongoing test conducted 
each quarter. The normal time for the generator to crank up, sync up and 
go on line is 8 seconds so if everything goes well the club repeater 
will be unaffected as we have a 15 minute battery backup sitting in the 

The test will last approximately 30 minutes to ensure a good exercise of 
the generator and will then automatically synchronize with the city 
frequency prior to making the switch back. The generator will continue 
in a ready mode for 5 minutes after making the switch back to the city 
at which time will go offline and turn itself off after being offline 
for 1 minute.

It is our goal to ensure that our emergency systems remain disaster 
ready at all times 24/7 including emergency communication networks that 
we support.

I would like some feedback from anyone who may be using the repeater 
during the test and notices any failure, white noise or change of 
repeater performance in any way.

Thanks for your help!

Joe Fain W5XJF

Chief Information Officer

Chief Technology Officer

Chief Security Officer

The Moody Company

600 Jefferson ST Suite-1500

Lafayette, Louisiana 70501

337-266-2113 Office

337-280-8823 Cell

jdf at tmch.com

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