1998 Tower Trip
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Here are some early pictures from tower trips in 1998.  I'm afraid I don't have exact dates on these images.  These were taken with my old Casio camera, so the image quality isn't as good as the newer images.   The green is caused by the high levels of RF coming from an FM Broadcast antenna just above us.

1.    WT4X getting ready to operate                         2.   Power step-down transformer

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3. Lower end of rack, front.                                      4. Elevator Controls 

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5. 147.00 Control shelf                                             6. Coax from antennas

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7.  Tower leg                                                              8.   Antenna near us

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9. 443.250 and Packet Antennas                            10. WT4X takes a break in the elevator

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11. Looking down the inside of the tower             12.  Looking up to the FM TX antenna

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13. Side of the rack                                                 14.   Me, shooting my foot

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15 View of local farms                                             16.

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17. Inside the RF section of 147.00                      18.   442.350 Antennas

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19.  Look at the sag in the guys        20. Me moving the 147.00 controller

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21. More of me...                                                       22. Elevator cables, Ch 6 Lines

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23. Our future control line                                         24.   From below the rack

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25.  Back of the rack, double shielded coax.         26. The 442.350/147.00 Rack

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27.  Rear of rack                                                       28. Controller case, front of Mastr II

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29.  Mounting of one antenna                                 30. Top Mount of one antenna

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31.  Elevator pulley, base of Ch 6 Antenna           32.  Another antenna

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33. ENG antenna                                                          34.   Ladder to the very top.

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35.  Looking down on the weather                          36. WTVJ Equipment Cab.

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37.  Base of one antenna                     38. Top of one antenna.

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39.  Guy Connections                           40. Tower base, bridge

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41. Looking Up                                     42. Dedication Plate.

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43. The base

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From the latest trip:

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44. '835 Repeater, different site.

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Thanks to George, WT4X for all his help with this site.

 

 
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