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Subject: KS36000 manuals
From: Karl Cunningham karlc@..........
Date: Fri, 18 May 2001 11:14:50 -0700

Hi all --

The manuals arrived from the USGS in ABQ.  Thanks go to Ms. Tommie Teeter, 
administrative assistant, for very prompt copying and shipping.

There are two manuals, one for the seismometer and one for the test set / 
controller (TSC).  The manual that covers the 36000 is actually for a Model 
43300 Multichannel Sensor System, which apparently the 36000 is part of. 
It appears to be complete up to change level 6.

There is a LOT of stuff here.  These manuals appear to be very detailed, 
showing schematics, exploded views, parts lists, and detailed operation and 
maintenance procedures.  All in all, they are about two inches thick.

Here is a tally of the sizes and numbers of sheets.  With few exceptions, 
each sheet is printed on both sides.

Multichannel Sensor System (Model 43300)
  Operation and Maintenance
    102 - 8.5 x 11 sheets
      2 -  11 x 17 sheets

  Circuit Diagrams
     11 - 8.5 x 11 sheets
     50 - 11 x 17  sheets

  Illustrated Parts Breakdown
     95 - 8.5 x 11 sheets
     20 - 11 x 17  sheets

     47 - 8.5 x 11 sheets

It appears that the best price on copying is for me to do it using our 
office copier, which works out to be about $12 for paper and toner per set 
of both manuals.  Probably makes sense to add a couple dollars for a box 
and other contingencies.  In addition, I'd like to split up the $65 I paid 
the USGS for the first one.  I'll divide it evenly among all who want a 
copy, including myself.  It appears probably can be done for under $25 a 
copy plus shipping, but I'll have a better idea once I know how many people 
want them.  I'll charge each person the actual amount for shipping to them.

Originally, I said I would make separate copies of the seismometer and/or 
test set controller for anyone who wants either/both.  But since the TSC 
manual is small compared to the rest, I'd like to just make the same number 
of copies of both manuals and not try to keep track of which goes to whom.

The weight of a copy is about 6 pounds and it will fit in a 12 x 18 x 2" 
In the copy from the USGS, the 11 x 17 sheets are z-folded to fit 8.5 x 11 
format, and that probably should be done again to get them into a 
convenient form.  To spread out this task, I will ship them collated but 
not folded and let each person do their own folding.

I'd like to stick with UPS for shipping since we are set up to efficiently 
do that from my office.  Shipping costs can be calculated from UPS's web 
Use zip code 92111 as the origin.  It doesn't matter which service you 
choose, but obviously ground is the cheapest.  If anyone can't accept USP 
shipping (PO Box, for instance), let me know and I'll make other 

I know people want their copies as soon as they can get them, but I'd like 
to accumulate requests for a few days and do the copying all in one or two 
runs.  Here is a list of people who I know want one so far:

Bob Lewis
Sean-Thomas Morrissey
Bryan Goss

If anyone who is not on this list already sent me a request, I apologize, 
but please send me another request.

If you want one and are not on this list, please email me at 
manuals@...........  I'll accumulate names until early next week, then make 
another plea for last-minute requests, then make a set of copies.

If there are more requests later on, I'll make more copies but it will 
probably be a few weeks down the road.  And after that, in the absence of 
serious arm twisting, I'll probably be a lot more inclined to take the 
stack to a copy place and have it done (about $50 per set).

Karl Cunningham

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