Today Jan PA0VAJ and Thomas PA1M where here to help to lift the bottum 20m =yuagis in the south west tower. I mounted a tram line to the wower and a pully with a rope to bring the tower to the tower.
I started to build two 5 element Op-Des yagis from Innove antennas for the 20m stack.
The yagis have a boom off 9,4 meter.
Last year we put the SteppIR in the south west tower (tower7) to test it. I am satisfied with it and decided to put it up in the multiplier tower. (tower 6). So Thomas PA1M and Jan where here to help. We took it down and we made some arrangements to lift it to the new tower.
The first attempt was not a success because the dipole was not in balance as it has a special boom so that is do not have to lift the banana dipole over the tower.
The top of mast pipe is 3 meter oboe the normal sections off the tower. The mast pipe I can lower tow meters so I can put a yagi in and then lift the pipe to it position again. I do not want to climb on top of the tower. To lift the antenna as high as possible a college welded an attachment witch I can put over the mast pipe. At the attachment I connect a tramline and an extra wire to secure the opposite side of the tower. Also there is a pulley where the rope is connected that pulls the antenna to the tower. Today we first installed the attachment. and made preparations to lift the SteppIR dipole.
Another step forward.
Today I reconnected the cables witch are switching the gear in the field. I had to disconnect them a while ago because I have made them in a tube and buried the tube under the ground. I aIso buried the coax cables and the power line to the towers.