thanks to Bernard Smith for the words.
(Does anyone have a recording of this classic HSK song?)
As for Antenna; Watch Servo perspire
while Michael and John tell him how to acquire.
B is for bottleneck, like TSS.
But what they do down there is anyones guess.
C is for configs, confusion is spread
til we can display the config in Ops head,
D is for Delta: we listen with awe
to quick briefings lasting ten minutes or more.
E is for early, thats when 2CA
gives transport lists, rosters and soup of the day.
F is for fingers, that prime source of fun,
fail CADFISS, drop lock, and go out on Net 1.
G is for Goddard; at night NST
got cleaners to answer our RIC 33.
H is for HOD;
of knowledge the fount
In tablets of stone, carried down from the mount.
I is for inputs, theyre useless we find
Unless they agree with the thoughts in Ops mind.
J is for justice, promotional kind,
If you have a problem, well keep you in mind.
K for Komputers: Their histries will tell
that they can kompute as well as we spell.
L is for Len.
M is for Mother, the guardian of K
We do not suggest that he made them this way.
N is for night shift, most patient of types
who never complain, never give us their gripes.
O is for Ops 1, known also as God,
Director of Station and author of HOD.
P is for Parkes Quite useless you see,
for providing the source of the LEM BUV.
Q is for Quindar. Contingency key
is done by Ops only and not USB.
R is for Replay. Recorders do this
Expensive equipment to reproduce hiss.
S is for sadness, sickness and sim
Were bound to get more, so the outlook is grim.
T is for titles. The one that we fear
is Special Assistant to Chief Engineer.
U is for utter, and thats all thats
by people promoted to USB1.
V is for Video, colour pix too,
You ask him for yellow and hell give you blue.
W is for Window, that you can see through
The one we refer to is USB 2.
X is for Xerox, a handy machine
for copying pictures mostly obscene.
Y is for yellow. Our hard hats we wish
were proof against RF and falls from the dish.
Z is for zig zag, config board will show
the knicker elastic directs way to go.