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Subject: Re: [Fwd: Fwd: (ammendment) More on FREE seismometers]
From: "Travis Farmer" travis5765@...........
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001 20:06:43 -0400

I would like very much to be able to get one of the seismometers. I 
unfortunatly have no way to pick them up. if one or two could be trucked up 
my way it would be great. as long as i can afford the shipping.


>From: CapAAVSO@.......
>Reply-To: psn-l@..............
>To: psn-l@..............
>Subject: Re: [Fwd: Fwd: (ammendment) More on FREE seismometers]
>Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001 15:32:41 EDT
>In a message dated 04/26/2001 2:13:48 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
>ralvarez@........ writes:
><< I will be going down to see them as soon as available.  This will make 
>  to see how much packing etc will be needed.  The main problem is that, as
>they are
>  heavy, shippers tend to be rough with that sort of item.  Need 
>  to survive - read "crating".
>Raul Alvarez
>LaEstrellita Observatory >>
>Hi Raul,
>Thanks for being willing to go down to Albuquerque and look the situation
>over. I believe the best idea might be to find a long-distance trucking
>company with a terminal in Albuquerque and ask them how we could get a
>seismometer on one of their trucks and on its way to any of us who are
>interested enough in having one to pay for the shipping. They are probably
>too big and heavy by the time you pack and crate them to go by UPS. The
>trucking company should be able to tell you how to arrange to have the
>Seismometer picked up and strapped onto a skid for shipping. My experience
>with transporting heavy stuff like this is that it is less apt to suffer
>damage from rough handling on a skid where a lift truck operator loads and
>unloads it at the trucking terminal than if it is packed in a box or crate
>for UPS shipping.
>Thanks for your help.
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