Apr 162011

Today I turned down the Versatower so I could reach the element with the broken boots.  I called Jan PA0VAJ who came to help me to move the 6 meter long ladder in the right position to the tower. Removing the elements was easy. To get them back was a little more pain. To be on top of a ladder and put with one hand a 5 meter long fiber pole in place was a no go. We decide to make something to support the element from the ground. Jan created a V on a piece of aluminum (see picture) and then it was an easy task. I had one spare boot and repaired another. Later I have to replace all the boots for better ones.

This helped to get the element back in place.