Antenna Party 2003
These are some pictures of the antenna
party on September 27th, 2003. Thanks to the following for their
help with installation of the antennas: N8KWX, AB9DO, N9OH, K9IR,
W9UZ, K9TX, AK9L, and N9REP.
For the left picture from left to
right we have, Scott (AB9DO), Mark (W9UZ), Paula (K9IR), Steve
(N9OH) and Ed (K9TX). In the right picture from left to right
we have Scott (AB9DO), myself (NA9D) and Steve (N9OH).
Here is another picture of the crew
with the Skyhawk assembled on the ground. From left to right we
have: Bob (AK9L), Paula (K9IR), myself (NA9D), Steve (N9OH), Ed
(K9TX) and Scott (AB9DO). Thanks to Mark (W9UZ) for the picture.
Here are some pictures of me on the
tower as we are hoisting up the Skyhawk. WOW! That was a job.
Due to all the trees on my property we had to tram the antenna
up from the front yard and it wasn't easy!
Here we have the beam in place and
me tightening the boom to mast plate. The Skyhawk has a wonderful
boom to mast plate arrangement that allows the ground crew to
"go home" once the antenna is up and before all the
bolts are tightened. And yes, the antenna is pointing the wrong
direction at this point. It had to go up this way. Once in place,
it was rotated on the mast into position.