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June 3rd 2001

Well more progress today.  Paul VE3EU came around at 7am and by 7:30 we had the mixer going.  It only took 2 1/2 hours to fill the hole with concrete.  We were lucky with the weather, it rained lightly twice while we were mixing, and about an hour after it got heavier.

This evening I worked on restoring the two 70cms beams.  They needed new driven elements and these were made from 1/4" copper tubing.  They are almost ready to go, subject to another trip to the hardware store.  Next job is to investigate where to get a power splitter and to make up the RG213 jumpers.

June 9th 2001

 What a beautiful day.  We were over at the Fergus Hamfest this morning, and when we got back the tower was extended.  Everything apart from the last section is up now. That was left down because I do not have the rotator yet, and it will be a lot easier to do any drilling to mount it before it goes up in the air.













The above images show the 4th and 5th sections going up

Next week I will get the rotator and hopefully get the last piece done next weekend.

June 14th 2001

 A quick visit into Radioworld relieved me of some of my hard earned cash, and a new Yaesu rotator came home with me.  I got the holes drilled in the tower plate and everything is now ready for the final section to go up.  And also tonight, thanks to my friend 'The Fig' I now have a safety belt of my own, so getting the last work done on the tower will be easier.

Yaesu G-800SA