This is my Force 12 Delta 140, 40m rotatable dipole on the 20 foot test tower facing Europe.
Pics of my Rohn Tower project are below......
I am the QSL manager for the following stations:
Please observe the dates.....
A52UR from Sept. 28, 2007 thru October 3, 2007
9M6/N1UR - Spratly Island DXPedition- March 22, 2008 thru March 30, 2008
N2OB/150 - From 28 Dec 2008 thru 31 Mar 2009 (QSLs can also be mailed to N2OB in QRZ.com)
Due to a postal rate increase, $1 is no longer sufficient postage for mail sent outside the Continental US.
All QSL requests require an SASE for stateside, or SAE w/ 2 GS or Current IRC to cover return postage. QSL requests may also be sent via Bureau. Direct QSLs received without proper postage will be returned via Bureau.
For QSL Information Details, see my home page at http://www.K2RET.com
Pics of the Tower Chronicles
Start Digging Setting the form 5ft 4in base section
Base section with #4 rebar Bitumastic coating on base leg stubs Setting the base in the hole
Base of tower Locking everything in to plumb 11/10/14 All plumb, inspection time
Power Buggy to move concrete 11/10/14 Floating the top Just another angle
11/12/14 Removed the forms Finish grading around pad One of the Rohn GAS604 guy anchors
The concrete base for my tower is 36in. x 36in. x 42in. deep with a 6in. curb. Top is crowned for water run off and edges are rounded off. The Rohn anchor is the galvanized GAS604, 5/8" solid rod, 4 feet long with a 6 inch helix. What is in the ground has 2 coats of Bitumastic (coal tar epoxy coating) painted on.
Started errecting tower today 26 Dec 2014
When you don't have a gin pole handy, a 21 ft piece of 1-1/2 galv pipe with a pulley on top works great....
Was able to get 22 ft of tower up and rotor plate mounted today.
Installing 3rd section (Top) with Gin Pole. Now ready for antennas !
24 Feb 2015 - Mast Lift Rigging and 2 guys installed.
Boat Trailer winch, 1-1/2" dia x 7" steel pin in base of mast, Pully with rope tied to pin and loop hooked to strap on winch.
Two guys installed, Ceramic insulator at 14ft mark on guy to break up cable into non-resonant length.
25 Feb 2015
All guys installed, One of the anchors with turnbuckle, 3rd guy goes through Cedar tree (tree saved !)
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