2001 we started to build the tower at the VA3GY station.
The following is a history of the current antenna installation
as we rolled it out.
last proper antenna installation I had was back in my days as
GM4GUQ, in Inverness Scotland. This was back in 1984.
That installation was made up
of a 32 foot tilt over mast, with a pair of 21 element Tonna
70cms beams and a 10 element J-Beam 2m beam. There was also a
2m collinear on the top of the mast.
New Tower Plan
The plan is to erect a Delhi 48
foot self supporting tower. Initially I will put up 2m and
70cms yagi's, and maybe later on a HF beam.
May 31st 2001
At this time the 4'x4'x4' hole
is dug. I dug the hole about 3 weeks ago.
The tarp is covering the hole
for the tower. As you can see the aggregate is there and I am
hoping this weekend to get the mixer rented and the tower
planted - weather permitting.
June 1st 2001
Made some progress today.
VE3EU came around and we dropped the tower in the hole.
images above show the hole with the temporary supports, the
three tower sections being lifted into position and the base
section all secured ready for the concrete.
Now, I am going to pick up the
mixer and if the weather holds we will be at that first thing
Now, just for punishment, on
the way to the Rent All store I stopped at VE3EU's place. He
is also putting up a tower, so we worked away with a sledge
hammer and got the base legs of his installation down 4 feet
into the ground.
happy Paul VE3EU with the base installed.