HAM RADIO TOWERS
Since I have become an amateur radio operator my fascination with antennas has begun to border on obsession. Add to this my years of experience in mountain climbing, rigging and owning a bucket truck, I seem to be doing a lot of tower work. As time permits I am going to post helpful hints for working on towers along with my personal observations and experiences.
REMOVING AN ANTENNA FOR THE WIDOW OF A SILENT KEY
PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF KJ4EZQ
MODIFYING THE HALL COUNTY A.R.E.S. TOWER
ANOTHER SERIES BY KJ4EZQ
THE TOUGHEST REMOVAL THUS FAR
This tower was abandoned by a previous owner of this home. For some reason several of the guy wires had been cut and the 90 foot monster was leaning at a very odd angle and was not secure enough to climb and take down like is custom. We ended up putting a rope as high as we could, rigged a haul system and felled it like a tree. This actually worked well and the tree it landed in managed to cushion the fall and there was no damage to the house or the tower.
INSTALLING ANTENNA FOR MY WORK SHACK
SEE THE ENTIRE INSTALLATION OF THE AA4BA WORK ANTENNA
COOL DXING NAVIGATION
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