Sep 182016

Today Thomas PA1M was here and I climbed the south west tower to remove the  safety wires I had mounted around the rings before we lifted the tower.


After that we rolled out a 380v cable and connected it to the tower. Then the moment was there to see how the tower would behave when we turned it for the first time. We found the rings has a glitch on the same point.

So I have to climb again and see close to the ring is behaving on that point.

Aug 272016

Today Thomas PA1M was here to help with lifting the first antenna in one of the towers. It is a 7 element Optibeam. It is one of the smaller antennas. This one will be stacked with the C31XR from Force 12. The Force 12 Yagi will go to the top of the tower. We lifted the yagi with a tramline. Something we never did. So it was also a practice to see how this is working out.

Connecting the ropes to the tower


Antenna lifted with a tramline to the tower.

Connecting antenna to the tower.

May 152016

Today saturday 14 May we have set up 3 of the 4 new HF rotery towers, I got excellent help from Adriaam PD4AK, Hilko PC1CP, Jan PA0VAJ, Peter PA4O, Johan PE9DX and Thomas PA1M.
In the days before Thomas PA1M and I had calculated the guy wires witch are from Phyllystrand and partly galvanices teal wire. We moounted the big grips (96  for 4 towers). I mounted the guy wires om the towers.  Before we raised the towers I have secured the rotory rings who are devided in two parts so they could not become loose when raising the towers.

Big grip for connecting Phillystran guy wire