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I've been in Amateur Radio since 1974, and still find new and interesting things to do. I like to build, restore, and operate on the air. This is a blog of various info about my Ham Radio operations and activities, projects, and opinions. Visit www.WB4IUY.net for the lowdown at WB4IUY.

Monday, September 25, 2017

More Tower Work, 9/24/17

Well, it's been 2 months since I've had time to work on my tower. I got a little time this afternoon to do more tower work, so I tried to make the most out of it. I decided to stop the tower build at 100', and get the guy wires dropped, so as to get the antennas up before winter. The first image is a crappy cell phone video, it does zoom in a bit near the end.


 Next, here's a batch of pics from the tower and ground. I got the top section set in place with the rotator, top thrust bearing, and pulled up all guy wires in the process. It was heavy, but it's now in place and awaiting me to tension the guy wires first thing in the morning. 

 Looking up the tower, the tool bucket is at the 70' point.  


 Looking down the tower from about 50'. Beautiful afternoon to be doing tower work!


 A shot of the tower section being hoisted up the tower. It's at about 70' in this pic...


Another shot of the tower section  being hoisted up the tower. I pulled it up with the rotator, top thrust bearing, torque arms, and guys wires already attached. it was heavy, but nothing my wife with her lawn tractor couldn't handle :-)




 100' Section bolted in place!


 Sorting guy wires and getting them dropped down the tower in their proper place...


 Heading down the tower...


 A photo from the front yard of the tower with the 100' section rigged in place...


 A photo, zoomed in, from the front yard. 


OK, I'll get the guy wires adjusted in the morning, and then the antenna raising begins!

Dave WB4IUY
http://www.WB4IUY.net