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PMEL FIELD PHOTOS

These are photos taken in the field provided by Metrologists of their daily efforts to maintain standards and customer service around the globe.
1. Shemya’s 1st PMEL was established on the 2x4 square-mile island in the Western Aleutians in 1975. Ten individuals, along with 1,090 others from various career fields, were the sole occupants of Shemya, AK…along with hundreds of native Blue Fox. This was an isolated 1-year tour of duty. The Shemya Metrology crew initially operated  using a Transportable Field Calibration Unit (TFCU)…a lab contained in suitcases…out of what was a remaining WWII shack along the main road from the barracks to the flight line.                  [G. L. Smith]
1975-1976; Shemya, AK PMEL 1975-1976; Shemya, AK PMEL 1975-1976; Shemya, AK PMEL Taegu TFCU 1969; Pueblo Crises  [F. Bandy] Taegu TFCU 1969; Pueblo Crises  [F. Bandy] Taegu TFCU 1969; Pueblo Crises  [F. Bandy]
2. Another TFCU-based PMEL located in Taegu, South Korea during the 1969 Pueblo Crises. [F. Bandy]
PMEL TFCU, Mt. Cima Galina, Aviano, Italy 1974-1977  [F. Bandy] PMEL TFCU, Mt. Cima Galina, Aviano, Italy 1974-1977  [F. Bandy] PMEL TFCU, Mt. Cima Galina, Aviano, Italy 1974-1977  [F. Bandy]
3. A TFCU setup located at Mt. Cima Galina (aka “Chicken Mountain” located at the Brenner Pass in the Alps mountain range), Aviano, Italy from 1974-1977.  [F. Bandy]
Karamursel, Turkey: Det 95 PMEL  [G. Blood] Karamursel, Turkey: Det 95 PMEL  [G. Blood] Karamursel, Turkey: Det 95 PMEL  [G. Blood]
4. Det. 95, Karamursel, Turkey, 1965-67.  Notice near the center of the photo as seen from a nearby hill, the large circular “Wullenweber” HF/DF direction finding antenna array, AN/FLR-9. The Sea of Marmara is seen in the background.  [G. Blood]
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5. TUSLOG DET 95 PMEL, Karamursel AB, Turkey.  [G. Blood]
TUSLOG DET 95 PMEL, Calibration Racks TUSLOG DET 95 PMEL, Calibration Racks TUSLOG DET 95 PMEL, Calibration Racks TUSLOG DET 95 PMEL, Microwave and High RF Frequency Calibration/Measurement Equipment TUSLOG DET 95 PMEL, Microwave and High RF Frequency Calibration/Measurement Equipment TUSLOG DET 95 PMEL, Microwave and High RF Frequency Calibration/Measurement Equipment TUSLOG DET 95 PMEL; Test equipment awaiting calibration and/or maintenance.  [George Blood] TUSLOG DET 95 PMEL; Test equipment awaiting calibration and/or maintenance.  [George Blood] TUSLOG DET 95 PMEL; Test equipment awaiting calibration and/or maintenance.  [George Blood] TUSLOG DET 95 PMEL; Karamursel AB, Turkey. Main lab area.  [G. Blood] TUSLOG DET 95 PMEL; Karamursel AB, Turkey. Main lab area.  [G. Blood] TUSLOG DET 95 PMEL; Karamursel AB, Turkey. Main lab area.  [G. Blood] TUSLOG DET 95 PMEL, Karamursel, Turkey; RF Screen Room & Calibration Consoles.  [G. Blood] TUSLOG DET 95 PMEL, Karamursel, Turkey; RF Screen Room & Calibration Consoles.  [G. Blood] TUSLOG DET 95 PMEL, Karamursel, Turkey; RF Screen Room & Calibration Consoles.  [G. Blood] DET 95 PMEL, Karamursel, Turkey; Main Lab Area.  [G. Blood] DET 95 PMEL, Karamursel, Turkey; Main Lab Area.  [G. Blood] DET 95 PMEL, Karamursel, Turkey; Main Lab Area.  [G. Blood] TUSLOG DET 95 PMEL, Karamursel, Turkey; Quartz Oscillator Time/Frequency Calibration Rack.  [G. Blood] TUSLOG DET 95 PMEL, Karamursel, Turkey; Quartz Oscillator Time/Frequency Calibration Rack.  [G. Blood] TUSLOG DET 95 PMEL, Karamursel, Turkey; Quartz Oscillator Time/Frequency Calibration Rack.  [G. Blood] Lowry AFB PMEL School, 1963; Andre Grabel Measuring Pellet Speed.  [G. Blood] Lowry AFB PMEL School, 1963; Andre Grabel Measuring Pellet Speed.  [G. Blood] Lowry AFB PMEL School, 1963; Andre Grabel Measuring Pellet Speed.  [G. Blood] Lowry AFB PMEL Lab, 1965; Then state-of-the-art microwave frequency testing and calibration bench setup.  [G. Blood] Lowry AFB PMEL Lab, 1965; Then state-of-the-art microwave frequency testing and calibration bench setup.  [G. Blood] Lowry AFB PMEL Lab, 1965; Then state-of-the-art microwave frequency testing and calibration bench setup.  [G. Blood] Lowry AFB PMEL Lab, 1965; The Klystron mount, its power supply, an isolator and tuning set for the microwave testing and calibration bench setup.  [G. Blood] Lowry AFB PMEL Lab, 1965; The Klystron mount, its power supply, an isolator and tuning set for the microwave testing and calibration bench setup.  [G. Blood] Lowry AFB PMEL Lab, 1965; The Klystron mount, its power supply, an isolator and tuning set for the microwave testing and calibration bench setup.  [G. Blood] Lowry AFB PMEL Lab, June 1965.  [G. Blood] Lowry AFB PMEL Lab, June 1965.  [G. Blood] Lowry AFB PMEL Lab, June 1965.  [G. Blood] Lowry AFB PMEL Lab, June 1965.  [G. Blood] Lowry AFB PMEL Lab, June 1965.  [G. Blood] Lowry AFB PMEL Lab, June 1965.  [G. Blood] An HP5061 Atomic Clock (Cesium Beam Frequency Standard) gets its own seat on its way to calibrate or to be calibrated! 
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6. TUSLOG DET 95 PMEL, Karamursel AB, Turkey: Weinschel VM3 Attenuator & Signal Calibrator, Frequency counter, standard power calibration equipment, Differential Null Detector…  [George Blood]
7. TUSLOG DET 95 PMEL, Karamursel AB, Turkey: Equipment storage (Waveguide, Coaxial, Microwave and high frequency RF calibration/measurement equipment).
8. TUSLOG DET 95 PMEL, Karamursel AB, Turkey; Test equipment awaiting calibration/maintenance, as well as overhead storage.  [George Blood]
9. TUSLOG DET 95 PMEL, Karamursel, Turkey; Main Lab Area,  [G. Blood]
10.    TUSLOG    DET    95    PMEL,    Karamursel,    Turkey;    RF    Screen    Room    &    Calibration Consoles.  [G. Blood]
11. TUSLOG DET 95 PMEL, Karamursel, Turkey; Main Lab Area.  [G. Blood]
12. TUSLOG DET 95 PMEL, Karamursel, Turkey; Quartz Oscillator Time/Frequency Calibration Rack.  [G. Blood]
13. Lowry AFB PMEL School, 1963; Andre Grabel Measuring Pellet Speed.  [G. Blood]
14. Lowry AFB PMEL Lab, 1965; Then state-of-the-art microwave frequency testing and calibration bench setup. Equipment seen (L-R) directional coupler, frequency jug, detector, fine attenuator, coarse attenuator, directional coupler, signal sample points/load.  [G. Blood]
15. Lowry AFB PMEL Lab, 1965; The Klystron mount, its power supply, an isolator and tuning set for the microwave testing and calibration bench setup.  [G. Blood]
16. Lowry AFB PMEL Lab, June 1965.  [G. Blood]
17. Lowry AFB PMEL Lab, June 1965.  [G. Blood]
18. An HP5061 Atomic Clock (Cesium Beam Frequency Standard) gets its own seat on its way to calibrate or to be calibrated!
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PMEL FIELD PHOTOS

These are photos taken in the field provided by Metrologists of their daily efforts to maintain standards and customer service around the globe.
1.   Shemya’s   1st   PMEL   was   established   on   the   2x4 square-mile   island   in   the   Western   Aleutians   in   1975. Ten     individuals,     along     with     1,090     others     from various    career    fields,    were    the    sole    occupants    of Shemya,    AK …along    with    hundreds    of    native    Blue Fox.   This   was   an   isolated   1-year   tour   of   duty.   The Shemya   Metrology   crew   initially   operated      using   a Transportable   Field   Calibration   Unit   (TFCU)…a   lab   contained   in   suitcases…out   of what   was   a   remaining   WWII   shack   along   the   main   road   from   the   barracks   to   the flight line.   [G. L. Smith]
1975-1976; Shemya, AK PMEL 1975-1976; Shemya, AK PMEL 1975-1976; Shemya, AK PMEL Taegu TFCU 1969; Pueblo Crises  [F. Bandy] Taegu TFCU 1969; Pueblo Crises  [F. Bandy] Taegu TFCU 1969; Pueblo Crises  [F. Bandy]
2.    Another    TFCU-based    PMEL    located    in    Taegu, South    Korea    during    the    1969    Pueblo    Crises.    [F. Bandy]
PMEL TFCU, Mt. Cima Galina, Aviano, Italy 1974-1977  [F. Bandy] PMEL TFCU, Mt. Cima Galina, Aviano, Italy 1974-1977  [F. Bandy] PMEL TFCU, Mt. Cima Galina, Aviano, Italy 1974-1977  [F. Bandy]
3.   A   TFCU   setup   located   at   Mt.   Cima   Galina   (aka “Chicken   Mountain”   located   at   the   Brenner   Pass in   the   Alps   mountain   range),   Aviano,   Italy   from 1974-1977.  [F. Bandy]
Karamursel, Turkey: Det 95 PMEL  [G. Blood] Karamursel, Turkey: Det 95 PMEL  [G. Blood] Karamursel, Turkey: Det 95 PMEL  [G. Blood]
4.    Det.    95,    Karamursel,    Turkey,    1965-67.        Notice near    the    center    of    the    photo    as    seen    from    a nearby     hill,     the     large     circular     “Wullenweber” HF/DF   direction   finding   antenna   array,   AN/FLR-9. The   Sea   of   Marmara   is   seen   in   the   background.      [G. Blood]
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5.   TUSLOG   DET   95   PMEL,   Karamursel   AB,   Turkey.     [G. Blood]
TUSLOG DET 95 PMEL, Calibration Racks TUSLOG DET 95 PMEL, Calibration Racks TUSLOG DET 95 PMEL, Calibration Racks
6.   TUSLOG   DET   95   PMEL,   Karamursel   AB,   Turkey: Weinschel    VM3    Attenuator    &    Signal    Calibrator, Frequency    counter,    standard    power    calibration equipment,     Differential     Null     Detector.     [George Blood]
TUSLOG DET 95 PMEL, Microwave and High RF Frequency Calibration/Measurement Equipment TUSLOG DET 95 PMEL, Microwave and High RF Frequency Calibration/Measurement Equipment TUSLOG DET 95 PMEL, Microwave and High RF Frequency Calibration/Measurement Equipment
7.   TUSLOG   DET   95   PMEL,   Karamursel   AB,   Turkey: Equipment         storage         (Waveguide,         Coaxial, Microwave           and           high           frequency           RF calibration/measurement equipment).
TUSLOG DET 95 PMEL; Test equipment awaiting calibration and/or maintenance.  [George Blood] TUSLOG DET 95 PMEL; Test equipment awaiting calibration and/or maintenance.  [George Blood] TUSLOG DET 95 PMEL; Test equipment awaiting calibration and/or maintenance.  [George Blood]
8.   TUSLOG   DET   95   PMEL,   Karamursel   AB,   Turkey; Test   equipment   awaiting   calibration/maintenance, as well as overhead storage.  [George Blood]
TUSLOG DET 95 PMEL; Karamursel AB, Turkey. Main lab area.  [G. Blood] TUSLOG DET 95 PMEL; Karamursel AB, Turkey. Main lab area.  [G. Blood] TUSLOG DET 95 PMEL; Karamursel AB, Turkey. Main lab area.  [G. Blood] 9. TUSLOG DET 95 PMEL, Karamursel, Turkey; Main Lab Area,  [G. Blood] TUSLOG DET 95 PMEL, Karamursel, Turkey; RF Screen Room & Calibration Consoles.  [G. Blood] TUSLOG DET 95 PMEL, Karamursel, Turkey; RF Screen Room & Calibration Consoles.  [G. Blood] TUSLOG DET 95 PMEL, Karamursel, Turkey; RF Screen Room & Calibration Consoles.  [G. Blood]
10.   TUSLOG   DET   95   PMEL,   Karamursel,   Turkey;   RF Screen Room & Calibration Consoles.  [G. Blood]
DET 95 PMEL, Karamursel, Turkey; Main Lab Area.  [G. Blood] DET 95 PMEL, Karamursel, Turkey; Main Lab Area.  [G. Blood] DET 95 PMEL, Karamursel, Turkey; Main Lab Area.  [G. Blood]
11.    TUSLOG    DET    95    PMEL,    Karamursel,    Turkey; Main Lab Area.  [G. Blood]
TUSLOG DET 95 PMEL, Karamursel, Turkey; Quartz Oscillator Time/Frequency Calibration Rack.  [G. Blood] TUSLOG DET 95 PMEL, Karamursel, Turkey; Quartz Oscillator Time/Frequency Calibration Rack.  [G. Blood] TUSLOG DET 95 PMEL, Karamursel, Turkey; Quartz Oscillator Time/Frequency Calibration Rack.  [G. Blood]
12.    TUSLOG    DET    95    PMEL,    Karamursel,    Turkey; Quartz      Oscillator      Time/Frequency      Calibration Rack.  [G. Blood]
Lowry AFB PMEL School, 1963; Andre Grabel Measuring Pellet Speed.  [G. Blood] Lowry AFB PMEL School, 1963; Andre Grabel Measuring Pellet Speed.  [G. Blood] Lowry AFB PMEL School, 1963; Andre Grabel Measuring Pellet Speed.  [G. Blood]
13.    Lowry    AFB    PMEL    School,    1963;    Andre    Grabel Measuring Pellet Speed.  [G. Blood]
Lowry AFB PMEL Lab, 1965; Then state-of-the-art microwave frequency testing and calibration bench setup.  [G. Blood] Lowry AFB PMEL Lab, 1965; Then state-of-the-art microwave frequency testing and calibration bench setup.  [G. Blood] Lowry AFB PMEL Lab, 1965; Then state-of-the-art microwave frequency testing and calibration bench setup.  [G. Blood]
14.   Lowry   AFB   PMEL   Lab,   1965;   Then   state-of-the- art    microwave    frequency    testing    and    calibration bench    setup.    Equipment    seen    (L-R)    directional coupler,   frequency   jug,   detector,   fine   attenuator, coarse     attenuator,     directional     coupler,     signal sample points/load.  [G. Blood]
Lowry AFB PMEL Lab, 1965; The Klystron mount, its power supply, an isolator and tuning set for the microwave testing and calibration bench setup.  [G. Blood] Lowry AFB PMEL Lab, 1965; The Klystron mount, its power supply, an isolator and tuning set for the microwave testing and calibration bench setup.  [G. Blood] Lowry AFB PMEL Lab, 1965; The Klystron mount, its power supply, an isolator and tuning set for the microwave testing and calibration bench setup.  [G. Blood]
15.     Lowry     AFB     PMEL     Lab,     1965;     The     Klystron mount,   its   power   supply,   an   isolator   and   tuning   set for   the   microwave   testing   and   calibration   bench setup.  [G. Blood]
Lowry AFB PMEL Lab, June 1965.  [G. Blood] Lowry AFB PMEL Lab, June 1965.  [G. Blood] Lowry AFB PMEL Lab, June 1965.  [G. Blood]
16. Lowry AFB PMEL Lab, June 1965.  [G. Blood]
Lowry AFB PMEL Lab, June 1965.  [G. Blood] Lowry AFB PMEL Lab, June 1965.  [G. Blood] Lowry AFB PMEL Lab, June 1965.  [G. Blood]
17. Lowry AFB PMEL Lab, June 1965.  [G. Blood]
An HP5061 Atomic Clock (Cesium Beam Frequency Standard) gets its own seat on its way to calibrate or to be calibrated!
18. An HP5061 Atomic Clock (Cesium Beam Frequency Standard) gets its own seat on its way to calibrate or to be calibrated!
More to come…
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