K2FX Tower Slideshow

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X marks the spot for the Tower Base
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The first scoop of soil
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The digging continues
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The Big, Bad, Digging Machine
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Is he digging to China?
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"Hello Down There"... Pretty deep huh?
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Boarded and Tarped for Rain Protection
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Assembling the Wooden Frame
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Wooden Frame, Rebar Cage, and Tower Base ready for Concrete
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Here comes the Concrete Mixer
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Construction guy Rick, KC2EVC, What a Ham!!
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Pouring the foundation
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11 Square Yards of Concrete!
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The concrete must now set for at least 30 days
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The Wood Frame comes off, and we see the Finished Tower Base in it's foundation
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Force 12, C39XRN HF Antenna Boom Construction
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More Boom Construction
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The Tower arrives from California at 6:30AM!
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How are we going to get this monster off the truck?
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The 900 Pound Tower was set onto a dolly so it could be moved into the driveway.  Thank you Mr. Truckdriver, Eric (The Big Guy, N2HSY), and Terry for your assistance
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Wow, it's finally here! What a Towering Beauty!
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The Following Saturday, the Fall weather gets warm, and the heavy equipment has arrived
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There's that Ham Rick again, KC2EVC at the controls of his Boom Lift.  What a nice machine!
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Guiding the tower from the driveway over to the Base location
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Setting the Tower onto the Base
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Raising the Tower Vertical Picture #1
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Raising the Tower Vertical Picture #2
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Raising the Tower Vertical Picture #3
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Raising the Tower Vertical Picture #4
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Quick, get those bolts in place!
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Lets check out the view from the Top Side
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Setting the Rotor and Mast in place
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A Look at the Monster FORCE 12 from above.  Picture courtesy of the XYL, K2SKY
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Figuring out how to get this giant antenna onto the Mast
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The Boom Lift does all the work, while the little guy in the picture, WB2RGK supervises the operation
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K2FX, and KC2EVC gently ease the boom lift to position the Antenna for Mast attachment
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Attaching feed lines and truss system
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Some Awsome shots of the Boom Lift and Tower #1
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Some Awsome shots of the Boom Lift and Tower #2
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More Awsome shots of the Boom Lift and Tower
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Antenna Heaven!   What a great looking installation!
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Tower of POWER!!
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Installation of Remote Coaxial Switches and Underground Control Cable and Coax

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