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Writin' and Readin'

Sameness.

If you are going to wade into one of these gate guard jobs in Texas you need to prep yourself for a major lifestyle change.  Everybody I know that is doing this comes up with a schedule that suits them.  Miss K and I work 12 on/12 off.  Shift change is at 3am  / 3pm.   Miss K gets up around 11am or 12 noon and spends the hours before she goes on shift visiting or running errands in town like groceries, mail and laundry.  At 3am, she is ready for bed and usually heads that way within 30 minutes.   When

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WTF? The Wilson Electronics 801245 SOHO Amp Fails Again!

With a title like this, you would expect a rant against Wilson Electronics. Not the case today folks, read on to find out the circumstances.

My one year old Wilson Amp failed and Wilson  replaced it quickly.  3 weeks ago, the Wilson Electronics 801245 SOHO Cellular Amplifier sent as a replacement failed as well — after less than a week in service.  It got very hot and then all the status lights went out and it would not power up.  WTF right?  Another call to Wilson Electronics Tech  Support in St. George, UT was in order.  I was getting way

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Wilson Electronics Makes the Grade....

I sure have missed my Wilson Electronics 801245 SOHO amplifier. It failed as all mechanical things eventually do.   The bidirectional cellular amplifier is a necessity — not a convenience in my RV boondocking environment.  Since the demise of the Wilson Amp I have been dealing with a signal that fluctuates between -95 and -109dbm.  Think in the terms of it taking 15 minutes to upload a blog entry.  It was excruciating but what are you gonna do?  Excruciating but better than the alternative of zero internet access.

When I called Wilson with the dead amp and they gave me instructions

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The Wilson 801245 Amplifier Fails

Wonder why there have been few posts lately? All things mechanical and electronic can fail. I turned on the Wilson 801245 bidirectional dual band cellular amplifier the other day.  Instead of 3 steady green lights, all 3 lights were flashing on and off and I was getting no signal boost.

Wilson 801245 SOHO cellular amplifier

The only thing to do was call Wilson Tech Support in St. George, UT USA. The 801245 amp was a few months past the 12 month warranty period so I was interested as to how they would handle the failure. Glenn answered

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