Tower Raising Party at Ron Rossi's (KK1L) QTH
Day One: We got about four hours work in before the lightning got to close for comfort. There were a lot of folks that showed up to help. I was touched and impressed! Thanks to my wife, WJ1Z, N1JEZ, N1BQ, WE1U, N1RYS, K1RED, KM1Z, W1ZK, N1MJD, K1KD, and K1VG. There were two digital cameras, an analog camera, and a video camera there to document the event. These photos are from one of the digitals.
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|Bob, WJ1Z, and Red, K1RED lay out first 3 Rohn 25 sections and base for ground assembly||Red, K1RED (white shirt) follows Mike, N1JEZ (red shirt) up towards the tower base|
|The rest of the procession up the hill with the bottom 30 feet, Bob, WJ1Z (purple), Ralph, W1ZK (tan)||Our host, Ron Rossi, KK1L, 'in full drag', safety harness, that is!|
|Beau, N1MJD, signs Bob, WE1Us petition to run again as ARRL VT Section Manager.||Looking over Cliff, N1RYSs shoulder as the guys are laying out and untangling guy cables.|
|More cable unsnarling. Beau, N1MJD, Mike, N1JEZ, Cliff, N1RYS, and Red, K1RED in background||Ron, KK1L, measuring the guys, Mike, Beau, and Red in the background|
|Bob, WE1U and Fran, KM1Z, have a high level discussion over the low lying tower!||The Rohn 25 has been set on a swivel pin and being held up by "Big Dog" Bob DeVarney, WE1U with help from Ralph, W1ZK and Bob, WJ1Z, while the guys are being set.|
|One of the three 'guy wire' crews. This anchor is epoxied into the ledge below.||KK1L and the 'guy boss' Mike, N1JEZ, work on the uphill anchor installation. This anchor is also epoxied into the ledge below.|
|The third guy crew and Tom, K1VG, in foreground, one of the official "videographers" of the affair.||The "beef trust" keeping the tower up, Bob, WE1U and Brian, N1BQ, if Mike, N1JEZ (in red) eats a few more bowls of Laurie Rossi's chili, he may get to join the "beef trust."|
|The guys are finally set, so Brian, N1BQ starts up the tower while Ron, KK1L watches||Ron, KK1L and Brian, N1BQ wrestle with the gin pole|
|Brian, N1BQ, at the top of the 60 feet installed so far.||The result of the day, 6 sections Rohn 25 guyed at 30 and 60 feet|
|The clearing near the base|
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