The Tower is UP at the Radio Ranch!

The Tower is UP at the Radio Ranch!

With help from Frank (Annie’s Father), and Ted’s (Authority Tree Service) bucket lift,  the Universal tower has been raised.  On top, the hex beam (6, 10, 12, 17, 15 and 20 meters), below, two Comet VHF/UHF verticals.

 

The assembled tower before antenna installation

Tower assembled

The hex beam was assembled on the ground and attached to the mast.  Stand off brackets were bolted to the tower and VHF/UHF antennas were installed.  The rotor cable was run into the shack and tested.

tower & antennas

The bucket truck arrived and the key was getting the bucket up to about 70ft above the tower base.  We attached a pulley at bucket height and a rope to the tower, and slowly raised it to vertical!

bucket truck

The tower in place and ready.  Now working on grounding systems and coax runs.

RR tower