[sarcmembers] Portable tower maintance...

  • From: "John Maetta" <j.maetta@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <sarcmembers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2009 18:32:15 -0700


This past Saturday, I lowered the portable tower to its horizontal position.  
Please be aware of your surroundings when you are out at the club, the antenna 
elements are at eye level a could pose a hazard.

The plan is to remove the warped horizontal 144MHz support masts and replace 
them with some fiberglass tubes.  These ultra-strong tubes have been graciously 
provided by Bob, W6RFH. 
Thank you Bob.

Another modification is to install a video camera on the EME antenna mast 
support to provide a video source to help track the moon from the confines of 
the SARC radio room. Hopefully, this eliminate the need to run outdoors to 
adjust the azimuth and elevation. 



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