NEW - Dec 15th 2012
53 young high school students (2nd class technical school "Rudjer Boskovic" Zagreb), members of our Club have passed the exam for a HAM radio operator "P" category - they can use 80, 40, 15 and 10 m HF bands and VHF + UHF bands. They will be active as 9A1RBZ from School section of 9A1A.
Please, if you hear them, give them a call.
What can icy rain do? - One day before the CQ WW CW 2011 Contest
Summer and winter 2009/2010 landscapes at 9A1A contest location.
In late may 2009 we started dismantling and rebuilding antennas and towers, more than 120 days of hard work.
Here are some pictures, one picture says more than thousand of words
20 m antennas are ready for dismantling
It is easier to climb the tower with big (200 ft crane) (9A9A with red helmet)
10 m 6 el. Telrex
20 m top 6 el Telrex
"The magnificent seven" with 6 el Telrex 20m
120 ft tower with ring rotors
One of the 120 ft towers is ready for transport for sandblasting (removing rust) and painting
3 x 6 el 15m yagis ready for dismantling
9A6A & 9A7R are dismantling Telrex 6 el 28 MHz
dismantled booms and elements
one of repainted 120 ft towers
9A2DQ, 9A5W & 9A6A (with 9A9A behind camera) preparing new steel ropes with insulators
"NEW" OLD tower at its locationIsthis tower element toheavy ?, Obviously - not
A "brunch" time
9A9A & 9A5W , owners of 9a1a contest location, with building permit for towers and antennas
not only steel and aluminum, and flowers grow here. . and butterflies, too
matching of tower elements this one isn't so lightweight
And, what to do now ?? 9A5W is warming-up with this splinter
one tower is completed next one is ready , .
9A7R "the cutter" this tower is allmost finished
9A4WW & 9A5W finishing next tower
BIG, 60 tons, 250 ft crane, but towers weren't lifted up, .it is long story,.
"inspection" from air temperature was +38 dgrs C, without this fire
new (old) crane came, and tower is finally lifted up The team is more than happy, note screws, without nuts, but it was only for 2 minutes
4th tower is going up and is allmost up, waiting for antennas
9A9A - climbing up to untie the rope from crane without this 200 ft crane, towers would spend summer "grounded"
It was the arrival of 60 t crane through the mud we lost more than 5 hours to move crane from mud
also, we discovered new flowers around the towers
"Medical consultation" is thinking and discussing how to be the most productive, to push out this big crane from the mud
setting protective grounding cords, .
"new-old" towers waiting for antennas
more than 800 m (2600 ft) of grounding cords was installed
another beautiful flowers connect the grounding cords (9a5w, 9a9a & 9a2dq)
9A2DQ is resting
"Seka" at the controls of this very productive and helpful machine This is not a snake
home made RF chokes for 40-10 m antennas are ready another "inspection" from air, towers and antennas are just on the coridor
9A7R and 9A4WW with "SWR grease" 20 m antenna is ready for lifting up
stacks for 40-10 m are ready, but, it's not all, here wil be more stacks ,. 3 times more.
antennas are ready, waiting for spring 2010 21 MHz top antenna
A bird eye "fall landscape"
Red tubes with hardlines and another cables from each tower come to cottage THIS IS WINTER LANDSCAPE
9A9A at 120 ft adjusting SWR on 20 m antenna, but without a "SWR grease"
New pictures updated in july 2011 ►
Here are some new pictures. You'll see that we were not sleeping. It is a hard and permanent job
How many antennas and elements is on this tower? Fairly enough - antennas for 14 & 21 MHz
Beautiful sunset - CQ WW WPX CW 2011 (Before adding new antennas)
Another view of towers and antennas
Here are new pictures, showing Phase 2 of rebuilding antennas
4 el. 40 meter antenna fixed at its position, 10 meters antenna is going more up
Lower one of 3 el. 40 meters antennas in stack
Fixing top one of triple stack of 6 el. 28 MHz yagis
After spending 6 hours on towers, 9A9A and Frenki became thirsty
9A2HM - Kreso, and 9A5W - Nikola -are putting thirst at ground zero
Another view to towers and antennas
tower with 20 and 15 meters antennas
15, 20 and 10 meters antennas
10, 15 and 40 meters antennas
40 and 10 meters antennas
what a mess of aluminum
9A2DQ - Zeljko, 9A6A - Petar, and 9A5W - Nikola - with another assembled antenna
3 x 6 el. 28 MHz antennas - ready for lifting up
9A6A and 9A2HM - who is stronger?
9A6A and 9A5W - what to do now?
4 men orchestra - and only one antenna - 9A6A, Frenki, 9A5W and 9A2HM
Ropes, ropes, .
View towards north to the city of Zagreb - about 10 miles away
Another view to the city of Zagreb
Another beautiful sunny day
Bird eye view from 120 ft
10 meters triple stack towards USA
another view to mess of aluminium
This is the end of Phase 2, to be continued .
Ten days before CQ WW SSB 2012 two new antennas were assembled and ready for lifting up,8 el-21 MHz, and 6 el-14 MHz, and a weekend before the Contest antennas were on towers.
Towers and antennas before CQ WW SSB 2012 - Oct 20th 2012
Please give us a call during the various contests. Thanks!
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