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#2620 - 07/15/01 08:05 PM Anyone do Fiber Optics Here?
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I was just curious if anyone here does any Fiber or intends to, interested in, etc. It's pretty amazing stuff.

I just completed a training course a couple of weeks ago in Boston and am now oficially a C.F.O.T. (Certified Fiber Optics Technician) BTW, not nearly as difficult to work with as I first thought.

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#2621 - 07/15/01 09:39 PM Re: Anyone do Fiber Optics Here?
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Bill,

Could you pass the info. about that course to me?? Is there an Online course, or one in So. California? Hope so
If not, need a link to a good and quick Human Cloning company, so I can go to Boston and also be onsite in California at the same time

TIA! See 'ya

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#2622 - 07/15/01 10:05 PM Re: Anyone do Fiber Optics Here?
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Scott,

As luck may have it, this training may be available here at ECN real soon.

Any other interest here?

Bill
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#2623 - 07/16/01 03:48 AM Re: Anyone do Fiber Optics Here?
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My Bro in Boston does Fiber, keeps sayin' i can sub out for a week if i'm slow, great $$$
interested for mercinary purposes !

Didn't the mag run a 6-part series?

[This message has been edited by sparky (edited 07-16-2001).]
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#2624 - 07/17/01 09:07 PM Re: Anyone do Fiber Optics Here?
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I have played with fiber optics but nothing serious do know u can use a flashlight to test to see if it is broken would like to learn more about.Another thing also would be PLC training
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#2625 - 07/21/01 05:23 PM Re: Anyone do Fiber Optics Here?
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Originally posted by doc:
I have played with fiber optics but nothing serious do know u can use a flashlight to test to see if it is broken would like to learn more about.Another thing also would be PLC training


I don't know Doc, if the line is broke iside insulation it may still show the light. How do you judge the light intensity, I don't know.

As far a PLC, didn't know they used them with fiber optics, but an PLC is not that complicated as long as you understand ladder diagrams, and understand relay logic.

On a PLC you connect all the controls (input/output) to (incoming/outgoing) terminals on the PLC terminal panel. Then PLC controls all {relay} operations. Learning the symbols and their functions are what matter. Much better than relay panels, especially if you make a mistake, quick to fix. Thats what I remember, hope it helps!

[This message has been edited by Resistor (edited 07-21-2001).]
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#2626 - 07/21/01 05:41 PM Re: Anyone do Fiber Optics Here?
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doc,

I was talking about Fiber Optics in regards to communications - like as a replacement for copper wires. Right now I believe that about 90% of all long distance telephone cables are fiber now.

As to PLC's have you seen our area at ECN?

http://www.electrical-contractor.net/PLC_Page.htm
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#2627 - 07/21/01 09:16 PM Re: Anyone do Fiber Optics Here?
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i would like to know more about it
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#2628 - 07/22/01 11:33 AM Re: Anyone do Fiber Optics Here?
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old Appy,

Welcome back!
If you have any specific questions just ask.


Bill
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