NA9D Tower Party - September 2002
The tower party took place on the weekends
of September 7th and 14th, 2002. We had a good crew on both days.
Many thanks to the guys who helped: K9PG, KO9A, N8KWX, NT9E, N9EP,
N9REP, K9ZKJ, N9GUN, N9TZL, and my wife, Rose for putting up with
us! Special thanks to Chad, WE9V, for the use of his gin pole
and other assembly hardware. And super-duper thanks to Phil, KB9CRY
and Ken, KB9I for doing the work on top of the tower! They were
awesome! If I have forgotten anyone who helped, I sincerely apologize!
Here's Ken, KB9I (the one with his
arms out, fooling around) and Phil, KB9CRY, up at the top!
Adding the AEA 2 meter Isopole
Now the HF Beam is being installed.
Yes, that is some lean in the unguyed upper part of the tower
(there is a guy set at 25 feet). "It's normal!", said
Ken who has put up more towers than he can count!
All is almost completely installed!
Shortly after this the party was over
as the hard work was all done. Several of these guys gave up two
Saturdays in hot weather and mosquitos to help! After they left,
I finished guying the upper part of the tower and began the long
process of running coax, etc.
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