[sarcmembers] Re: Portable tower maintance...

  • From: "Avery Wright KD4GBA" <kd4gba@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <sarcmembers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2009 10:47:16 -0700

Sorry for the tardiness of this message... this was sent around July 21 and
I released it but apparently it didn't go so here it is again.   




john,  is there a 6 meter antenna hooked to the ft-736?   i was at the st= 

ation sunday just to have a look around.  the 736 was on 6 meters as if s=
omeone was using it.  i walked outside and could not see a 6 meter antenn=
a.  am i missing something?  was it on the portable tower which is sittin= 

g by the front door?   so i went to 2 meters and verified the station was= 

 still working. 

regards,  george bernard  w6nre 



-----Original Message----- 

From: John Maetta 

Sent: Monday, July 20, 2009 6:32 PM 

To: sarcmembers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

Subject: [sarcmembers] Portable tower maintance... 




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


The plan is to remove the warped horizontal 144MHz support masts and repl=
ace them with some fiberglass tubes.  These ultra-strong tubes have been =
graciously provided by Bob, W6RFH.=20 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 confin= es
of the SARC radio room. Hopefully, this eliminate the need to run outd= oors
to adjust the azimuth and elevation.=20 











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