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Experience in actual operation of microwave relay systems throughout the country has shown that involuntary outages have been caused principally by failure of the input power to the microwave equipment. Where substantially continuous service is required of the microwave system the common practice is to have emergency standby power available. This emergency power is supplied by an emergency generator set at the microwave station site. Failure of the normal input power supply initiates starting the engine generator set to supply a particular microwave station with power. This paper describes the units used to improve reliability of engine generators in microwave applications.