PG-102/CB , Replica (All Most) Project
and we are not talking about chicken band.
|DEDICATION: This page is dedicated to those feathered males and females that served in the U.S. Signal Corps during our time of need.
|ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: I would like to thank my wife Eunice and all my friends that have been patient and so helpful and offered so many suggestions,while I finished this project.
Note to Jeff C. If you read this then you will know why your radios aren't fixed yet.
This space reserved for future expansion, comments, and useful constructive techniques.
first part of this project was to find a suitable resident for the "CB-102
Replica All Most Cage". I search diligently for several weeks
around the state capitol buildings for a pigeon that would sit still in
order to capture it with the pillow case I was using as a bag. At first
I tried using a burlap bag but it just didn't handle as well as a standard
Wal Mart's pillow case, and besides I had had previous training in Boy
Scouts using a standard Woolworth's pillow case while hunting for Snipes,
anyway , it seems that they(the pigeons)will come up to you for corn or
other snacks but when you produce any thing that resembles a bag they
jolt and fly off, this behavior is inbred in em and it is passed on from
generation to generation.
As you can see this is a virtual "hackers" paradise and you can waste many of your "adult" hours messing with this project.
Simulated Pigeon Features:
1. Motion detection via photo cell.
2. Automatic activation of internal ISD sound chip or similar chip (see note 2)(10 second) The product came with prerecorded sounds and one song however this song had to be changed because the song produces nausea.
3. Automatic motion of head swivel.
4. Automatic motion of beak, in sync with voice peaks of the sound chip, beak opens at voice audio peaks.
5. Choice of three arm positions for the system. Motion on, manual on, and system off.
6. Powered by readily available AA batteries.
Note 1: The local capitol is guarded by its own elite police
force and they are sensitive about any pigeon abductions.
Note: A disection and inspection of the purchased sample produced a generic chip that was very similar to the ISD chip series , however it was hard to decipher the Chinese ching chong markings. I don't have anything against ching chong stuff but what the heck, how many symbols do you need anyway, we only use 26 letters and a third of them are useless, , , that could be part of China's problem is that they get confused with their own alphabet, I mean they can't even send E mail, it bombs and locks up their computers.
Sub Note 1: DCR records and compiled data for any selected month are
available on request . Processing charge for any individual month is $9.25
including S&H and also included is a post card of the State Capitol
or a C5A.
Note 1: The year 1993 is a incomplete year, only the Months July through December are available. The months January through June are sketchy at best with only partial data available.
|NOTE: Some of the photos are thumbprints and you can klick em to enlarge to get all of da details.
|I decided on simple dowel rod and plywood construction using "off the shelf materials". First and foremost an easy access to the finished project interior had to be available in order to "arm the system" and to perform maintenance and recover beverages, Second the construction had to be rugged in order to survive transport in the back of my M151A1 and to serve as an emergency seat and beverage holder. If the beverages are placed in the cage and you drive about 80 klicks per hour then the stuff stays cool due to natural water evaporation etc. etc. etc.
Before we go any further here are some links to some sites:
By the way Pigeons were used in Viet Nam. Here is a letter from the Commanding General of Signal Command,General Ty, it seems that the troops shooting down the birds with rifles and eating them , the letter doesn't exactly say they were eating them but looking at what the zips ate then they probably did eat em. .
|A serial number was attached. Note the snap on clips for the black out curtains. The screw is in place for attaching the straps. Note the intricate attention to detail and the excellent craftsmanship. I did this all by myself with a coping saw and a screw driver.
|More detail of the fine craftsmanship that we are so proud of here in Chicken Land.
|Stencils add a real mil spec look.
|Details of the snap fasteners.
|Ralph is asleep.
Ralph sneaking out for a night recon of the shop.
Ralph running amok among the amassed collection of Command Set parts.
Ralph with arming lanyard, ready for launch.
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