Hello. I am really the only 'tech' person at my school who understands how to use the equiptment, and how it works... everyone else is really just a 'pusher'. they can push the faders, etc, but they dont know how it works. or why. When something goes wrong, I am often called in, even out of class to help with A/V stuff along with the tech. Being a senior in HS, it is rather easy to get out of class if needed. I am in the process of teaching quite a few (four or five) frosh about as much as I can before i leave for college. I have gone down and totaly rewired and repaired our aged lighting board, totaly anolog with 0-10v output, along with a matrix from the 36 outputs. some of the equptment I work with is so aged that it is literealy falling apart, and on occasion I need to rebuild things, from dimmer packs, to our patch panel. Blarg. um.. Hello all!