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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.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

More of the yagi's back up on the tower...

It was a long, tiring day, but what a great feeling to look up and see it all beginning to come back together. It's been over 2 years since the storm took my antennas and tower down. Today we got more antenna work finished, and it's much closer to being completed. 

The 5 element yagi for 6 meters and 13 element yagi for 2 meters SSB (horizontal) are now installed at 108' and 111' respectively, feedlines installed & terminated, and other tower maintenance done. Still have to install stuff for 2m / 220 / 440 FM, and raise the 160, 80, & 40 meter antennas from 65' to abt 100', and 30 meters to about 90'.

 The 13 element 2M SSB yagi propped up against the house, waiting to be pulled up the tower.

 Looking to the NW at about 80'. You can see the top guy wire coming down from above in the photo.
 The view as I was climbing up the tower. The work / tool bucket was already tied to the tower near the top...

  Looking down from the rotator shelf at about 100', at the 2m SSB yagi to be installed with horizontal polarization at about 111' on the tower.

 Looking up at the mast where the yagi's will be installed...

 Looking to the west from under the 2M SSB yagi at about 111'.

 Looking up through the HF, 6m, and 2m yagis while on the tower.

 Looking to the west at about 105', just below the Force-12 HF Yagi...

 View to the east at about 105', under the Force 12 HF yagi

 Looking straight up the tower at the yagi stack. More antennas coming to fill that space :-)

 An opening in the trees frames the view of the new yagi stack from the back yard.

 Looking up at the tower and yagi stack from the rear deck.. More tower work coming soon!