It will be erected between my door and the window at the peak of the house's roof.
The interior of the roof will need to be modified.
1800# of Concrete for the base.
Cat meets Crayfish
Tower plummed and the hole started.
Almost finished the hole. It's 30"x 30" x 30". Patio brick for a base.
200# of rock for drainage.
Plastic to seperate concrete from drainage rock.
Mixing the concrete.
clecking the level and cleaning up.
Save some top soil for the garden. The tower base
Only 20' put up the remaining 19' after the concrete sets. You can see the Cushcraft AR6 6m vertical thru the 6m beam elements.
sign the base. James, Bill (WB5SOT) & RC (KC5WA).
Scott (W5WZ) making measurements for the roof support
Scott (W5WZ) and Jeremy installing roof support
The roof support is finished. Now to finish stacking the tower.
The last two sections of tower tobe stacked and a "Jin-pole"
Bill (WB5SOT) is setting the "Jin-pole".
Third section of tower going up.
aligning and setting the bolts.
Readying to raise the tower "topper" section.
"Topper" going up.
Bill said "howdy".
Installing a "yardarm" support for 125' EFLW antenna.
If you look close there are three "yard arms". One at the lower edge of the Window.
One just above the window and one at the 30' level. These are supporting EFLW antenna.
Tower erection is complete.
Next the rotater will be mounted and the 6 meter beam.
Do you see the 125' EFLW antenna on the yard arm?
Here is the antenna feed through panel. A 1X 4 with 7 3" uhf connectors.
They are set up for (R-L) 220mhz,6m vertical,6m beam,unused,EFLW counterpoise, 131'EFLW & 61'EFLW
Here is a critter block. The panel and the block will be caulked in.
The EFLW installation. White is the 61'EFLW. It rises up the tower to 10' then bent over and extended out another 51'.
Brown is the 131' EFLW. It rises up the tower 30' then bent over and extended 95'
I use the same counter poise (center picture) on either EFLW.You can see the yard arms at 10 and 30' levels
50 mhz SSB beam for the highest piont
Rotator, feed lines and antenna to be installed.
Bill on the tower installing the 6 meter beam and rotator. Gin pole still up on the tower.
It is finished. View from back yard and from the front of the house.
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I must thank a lot of fellows hams here.
Bill (WB5SOT), James (KF5FAV), Carlos (KB5YEG), Russ (K5RUS) , Mark (K5ER). Keith, (K5ENS)
Without whose help my dream would not be realized.
Swinging the rotator out of the way"
So the 6 meter beam can be raised to the highest position.
Everything put back together.
80 meter Dipole is installed.
James KF5FAV helping with the cleanup.
A beautiful site next a tribander for 10, 15, 20meters
The Tri-bander is being installed
Bill (WB5SOT) is finishing the installation.
Checking the alignment.
Finished, coming down.
From top to bottom the tower supports :
A 4 element six meter beam.
A Hy-Gain EXP-14 3 element tri-bander (10,15,20 meters) with 40m element add on.
An 80 meter dipole.
NOW MY TOWER IS COMPLETE.
I deceided to add an OUT RIGGER to my tower to hold some extra stuff.
I purchased one for Rohn 25 from Mark Ketchell - Fabrication & Electronics
~ RC, KC5WA ~
James is now KF5FAV.
He passed his Technician Class FEB 22, 2010