Telephone System
Ark Two Shelter

Enlarged pictures of the telephone system can be seen by clicking on the small pictures below. If you have not already looked at photos of the Ark Two Facility on the guidance bar above, and the map of the inside, you may wish to look at them first for orientation.

The Surveillance Room
Shelter Intercom System

Present Priority

The present priority is the installation, as an intercom system, the three telephone switchboards located inside the surveillance room. At present four underground external phone lines feed into the shelter, one of which is activated.

Next priorities

The next priority will be the installation of the 8 camera surveillance monitoring system and after that the transceiver shortwave system.

Future Activities

After event plans for Ark Two include the installation of fibre optic which is not available in the village although the cable runs through our front yard. The thousands of feet of fibre optic cable needed to hook on to it, along with the necessary connectors and tools, have been stored by members of the Ark Two community experienced in connecting to fibre optic.

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Trillium TalkTo 616

The Trillium TalkTo 616 switchboard is the brightly lit upper right-hand box. The designation 6/16 means that it will handle six external lines in and 16 internal lines.

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Trillium TalkTo 1032

There are two separate Trillium TalkTo 1032 switchboards at lower center and lower left. The designation 10/32 means that each unit will handle 10 external lines in and 32 internal lines.

The manner in which these switchboards will be configured is presently undetermined. It may be that the one board will be used as a master and the other two as slaves, or that there will be two separate systems - one a 616 and the other a 1032, with the second 1032 being kept for a back-up.

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The 616 Boards

The 616 is a complex of several boards. One board has on it a soldered in 3 volt Sanyo Lithium Mn battery which is presently defunct. Arrangements have been made to have the battery replaced. The battery is necessary to retain the programming in the memory chips when the 110 power is disconnected.

Instructions in the programming manual also state that battery must be on ino order to program the unit.

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The 1032 Boards

The 1032 Boards are also a complex of several boards. Again each 1032 has one board which has on it a soldered in 3 volt Sanyo Lithium Mn battery which is presently inoperative. Again, arrangements have been made to have the battery replaced. The battery is necessary to retain the programming in the memory chips when the 110 power is disconnected.

Instructions in the programming manual also state that battery must be on in order to program the unit.

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Location of the Battery Boards

The board holding the battery is the one just above the metal covered power supply which is at the bottom. The board is connected by jumpers to the board above and to an ancillary board mounted on top of it - which must be first removed to remove the board with the battery.

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Location of the 1032 Battery

The 3 volt Sanyo Lithium Mn battery is located on the left hand side of the Battery Board. It appears as about a one inch aluminum disc and is soldered in with two solder points on the backside of the board.

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Removal of the Battery Boards

Removal of the battery boards part of the procedure has been completed for all three units and the boards are awaiting delivery to the shop where the batteries will be replaced.

The manual supplier thinks it is possible that the batteries may be okay and may just need recharging.

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Location of the battery

The hand in the picture is over the battery. The battery can be seen as a silver circle in photos above this one. It is in the second row of components from the left and the hand in this photo shows the location by covering it.

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1032 Installation Guide and a Systems Manual

We have the 1032 Installation Guide pictured in this and the following four photos. We have now also received in .pdf format a 1032 Systems Manual, and have printed that off.

We obtained the 1032 systems manual from

http://www.quick-manuals.com/en-us/dept_2034.html

We will make the manual available through a web page link to anyone assisting us who needs the manual.

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More of the 1032 guide

The 1032 installation guide is a two sided color printed large folded laminated poster.

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Still More of the 1032 guide

This is closer up detail of the 1032 installation guide. .

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And Still more of the 1032 guide

This is still more detail on the 1032 installation guide.

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616 set guide and a .pdf of a 616 system manual

We have the pictured 616 set guide.

We have now also received in .pdf format a 616 Systems Manual, and have printed that off.

We obtained the 1032 systems manual from

http://www.quickmanuals.com/en-us/dept_2031.html.

We will make the manual available through a web page link to anyone assisting us who needs the manual.

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Phone 616

We have twelve of the 616 phones.
They will not work on the 1032 switchboards.

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Phone 1032

We have 12 of the 1032 phones.
They will not work on the 616 switchboard.

Other generic phones will not work on either of the switchboards.

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616 Handset

This shows the 616 handset keyboard. We have heard of an overlay for these keys for re-programming the 616 switchboard, but there is a difference of opinion as to the existence of the overlay and so far we have found no mention of it in the systems manual which appears to give programming instructions without use of an overlay.

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1032 and 616 Phones side by side

The 1032 and 616 phone sets are different. They are shown here side by side and have different keypad layouts. Each model of phone set will work only on its corresponding switchboard. If there did exist a programming overlay, then each system would need a different overlay, but so far no mention of overlays has been found in the systems manuals.

The 1032 is on the left
and
the 616 is on the right.

We have 12 of each model.

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616 Plate on the 616 Switchboard

The plate provides some details that may be useful.

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1012 Plate on one of the 1012 switchboards

The plate provides some details that may be useful.

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The suite names are:

    • A (Antelope - Adult Women)
    • B (Bulls - Adult Men)
    • C (Cats - (or Kittens - Young Girls)
    • D (Deer - Teenage Girls)
    • E (Elk - Teenage Boys)
    • F (Frogs - Young Boys)
    • G (Gerbels - Very young children)
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Other Rooms in the Shelter

Some of the many additional rooms for which photos have not been included, and which are not being provided with phones:
    • The Surgery (as yet still unequipped)
    • The Laundry room
    • The Chapel
    • The Exercise Areas
    • A Privacy Room
    • The Nursery and its Cry Room
and numbers of still others as you will see on the map.

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        Total Intercom wire runs
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      • 1 (100) Lower Front Door
      • 2 (180) Upper Front Door
      • 3 ( 60) Lower Children’s Tower
      • 4 ( 90)Upper Children’s Tower
      • 5 ( 90) Lower Women’s Tower
      • 6 (120) Upper Women’s Tower
      • 7 ( 40) Lower Generator Tower
      • 8 ( 70) Upper Generator Tower
      • 9 (120) Lower Water Room Tower
      • 10 (150) Upper Water Room Tower
      • 11 (140) Lower Rear Door
      • 12 (210) Upper Rear Door
      • 13 (262) Front Watch Tower
      • 14 (230) Rear Watch Tower
      • 15 (412) Gate House
      • 16 ( 80) Kitchen
      • 17 ( 80) Tool Room
      • 18 (110) Engineer
      • 19 ( 10) Surveillance
      • 20 ( 30) Bridge
      • 21 ( 90) Radio Room
      • 22 ( 80)Library
      • 23 ( 70) Command Conference
      • 24 ( 90) Bedroom
      • 25 ( 80) Pharmacy
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      • 2974 ft
      • Plus a 1,000 ft run to the far field.

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        Total Camera wire runs
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      • 1 (100) Lower Front Door
      • 2 (180) Upper Front Door
      • 3 ( 60) Lower Children’s Tower
      • 4 ( 90)Upper Children’s Tower
      • 5 ( 90) Lower Women’s Tower
      • 6 (120) Upper Women’s Tower
      • 7 ( 40) Lower Generator Tower
      • 8 ( 70) Upper Generator Tower
      • 9 (120) Lower Water Room Tower
      • 10 (150) Upper Water Room Tower
      • 11 (140) Lower Rear Door
      • 12 (210) Upper Rear Door
      • 13 (262) Front Watch Tower
      • 14 (230) Rear Watch Tower
      • 15 (412) Gate House
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      • 2250 ft
      • Plus possibly a 1,000 ft run to the far field.