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Offline Weco355aman

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Viedo of my Step system
« on: May 30, 2017, 09:54:40 PM »
Here is a newly upload video of a Western Electric SXS switch, This is my switch located in Oregon.
I did build it, had the building custom built. This is one of 5 switches housed in the building.
More video to come.

https://youtu.be/_VO7MWFI9SU
« Last Edit: May 31, 2017, 01:45:21 AM by Weco355aman »
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Re: Viedo of my Step system
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2017, 12:51:09 AM »
Incredible. Did you build this from scratch or bought a old CO?
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Re: Viedo of my Step system
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2017, 11:44:30 AM »
Is this a functioning center or just for display ?
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Re: Viedo of my Step system
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2017, 02:30:57 PM »
its operational 24 x 7, I have 6 pstn phone numbers that terminates in this switch. also 800's from C*net 377-5xxx. I have aprox 650-700 phones in my two display rooms. This is one of 5 exchanges. No paying customers  just me.

Just a big TOY
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Re: Viedo of my Step system
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2017, 05:01:13 PM »
That's one heck of a toy, and quite the comprehensive explanation of how it all works too, looks like it could serve a community quite nicely in its state at the time you made the video, heck, in a case of a national emergency, the whole system could be requisitioned by the authorities because it'd probably survive better than the modern stuff that replaced it all!!

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Re: Viedo of my Step system
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2017, 03:37:29 PM »
I've seen his project... he could start his own phone company if he wanted to....miss you Phil.... How are you doing?
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Re: Viedo of my Step system
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2017, 04:25:03 PM »
Wow! That is incredible.
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Re: Viedo of my Step system
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2018, 11:04:03 PM »
Sorry for reviving an old topic.

But what would happen if he DID start his own phone company out of his Central Office?

Does the U.S allow that? To use older equipment? what would stop him! :)
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Re: Viedo of my Step system
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2018, 09:25:21 AM »
Sorry for reviving an old topic.

But what would happen if he DID start his own phone company out of his Central Office?

Does the U.S allow that? To use older equipment? what would stop him! :)

Amongst other things, probably something that's mentioned on these links.
Not all relevent to your question but plenty of links to other stuff on these pages:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telecommunications_Act_of_1996
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communications_Opportunity,_Promotion_and_Enhancement_Bill_of_2006

More interesting reading:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telecommunications_Bill_of_2005



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