New WMTV-15 and WBUW-57 Tower

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[Tower Image #202]
202 - 7/01/04 - 22:21
Enlarged view. Waiting for the last section to arrive.
[Tower Image #203]
203 - 7/01/04 - 22:23
Hoisting continues.
[Tower Image #204]
204 - 7/01/04 - 22:25
Ditto.
[Tower Image #205]
205 - 7/01/04 - 22:28
Enlarged view. Last temporary section nearing the top.
[Tower Image #206]
206 - 7/01/04 - 22:29
Enlarged view. At the top.
[Tower Image #207]
207 - 7/01/04 - 22:31
Enlarged view. The swinging around starts.
[Tower Image #208]
208 - 7/01/04 - 22:32
Enlarged view. It is swung into place.
[Tower Image #209]
209 - 7/01/04 - 22:36
Another view of both antennas.
[Tower Image #210]
210 - 7/01/04 - 22:38
The warning labels on the channel 57 antenna.
[Tower Image #211]
211 - 7/01/04 - 22:39
A section of the channel 57 antenna.
[Tower Image #212]
212 - 7/01/04 - 22:41
The label on the top of the DTV antenna is kinda right. It is WBUW-DT, but it is also WMTV-DT.
[Tower Image #213]
213 - 7/01/04 - 22:42
The inside of the DTV antenna.
[Tower Image #214]
214 - 7/01/04 - 22:43
Closer view of the DTV antenna. And for you Denver guys; look, no coat hangers :-).
[Tower Image #215]
215 - 7/01/04 - 22:43
Closer view of the channel 57 antenna.
[Tower Image #216]
216 - 7/01/04 - 22:44
Yes, the crew is totally set up for chowing down.
[Tower Image #217]
217 - 7/01/04 - 22:51
If you look carefully, you can see some of the crew.
[Tower Image #218]
218 - 7/01/04 - 22:57
The last section is bolted in place. The day is done, so they are on their way down.
[Tower Image #219]
219 - 7/01/04 - 22:58
[Tower Image #220]
220 - 7/01/04 - 23:02
[Tower Image #221]
221 - 7/01/04 - 23:02
Enlarged view of the crew coming down.
[Tower Image #222]
222 - 7/01/04 - 23:03
[Tower Image #223]
223 - 7/01/04 - 23:03
Believe it or not, but there are two guys on top and four guys on the bottom.
[Tower Image #224]
224 - 7/01/04 - 23:04
On the ground. Unfortunately there was a rumor at the office in Arkansas that someone on the tower fell. If you somehow heard that rumor, you can forget it, as it is totally false.
[Tower Image #225]
225 - 7/01/04 - 23:15
Let there be bosses. Brax, Brad and Beau, owners of Pegasus Tower.
[Tower Image #226]
226 - 7/01/04 - 23:18
A little relaxation before leaving for the day.
[Tower Image #227]
227 - 7/02/04 - 22:15
Digging holes for the concrete that will hold the poles for the framework for getting the waveguides and other signals from the building to the tower antennas.
[Tower Image #228]
228 - 7/02/04 - 22:16
[Tower Image #229]
229 - 7/02/04 - 22:18
[Tower Image #230]
230 - 7/02/04 - 22:20
Working on the "horse" engine. This pully rig has a cable attached to the side of the new tower that is next to the old tower. It will be used for getting stuff from the old to the new and for lowering the old tower's sections. No cranes will be attached to the old tower.
[Tower Image #231]
231 - 7/02/04 - 22:28
[Tower Image #232]
232 - 7/02/04 - 22:31
The hole that is nearest the camera is at its deepest. It can't go any further because they've reached the concrete slab that makes up the base of the new tower. See the tower plans on the last page for details.
[Tower Image #233]
233 - 7/05/04 - 18:52
This is the end section of the Y arm. It was recently completed and is now being moved until it is needed.
[Tower Image #234]
234 - 7/05/04 - 18:54
[Tower Image #235]
235 - 7/05/04 - 18:55
[Tower Image #236]
236 - 7/05/04 - 18:56
[Tower Image #237]
237 - 7/05/04 - 18:56
[Tower Image #238]
238 - 7/05/04 - 18:57
[Tower Image #239]
239 - 7/05/04 - 18:57
[Tower Image #240]
240 - 7/05/04 - 18:59
[Tower Image #241]
241 - 7/05/04 - 18:59
[Tower Image #242]
242 - 7/05/04 - 19:00
[Tower Image #243]
243 - 7/05/04 - 19:01
[Tower Image #244]
244 - 7/05/04 - 19:03
[Tower Image #245]
245 - 7/05/04 - 19:03
Now at the resting place, or is it?.
[Tower Image #246]
246 - 7/05/04 - 19:07
The inside of the new transmitter building.
[Tower Image #247]
247 - 7/05/04 - 19:07
[Tower Image #248]
248 - 7/05/04 - 19:14
While the T-bar is being built, the post holes still need to be dug.
[Tower Image #249]
249 - 7/05/04 - 19:15
The rain Saturday night filled the holes that were dug with mud. So they have to be drained and cleaned out.
Notes:
  • There are up to six riggers working up in the tower.
  • The very bottom section is 16' and is one foot AGL.
  • The next six sections at the bottom are about 26.667'.
  • Each remaining section is 20'.
  • The T-bar is 11'.
  • Currently scheduled date for antenna sticks to be installed: 8/1/04.
  • The antennas will be hoisted into place.
  • One of the copper signal feeders will carry channel 15. The other copper feeder will carry a combined 19 and 32 (DTV). The waveguide will carry channel 57.
  • Original images are 2560x1920 - TIFF (5 Mpixel)
  • Starting with the 6/15/04 images, they are 3264x2448 - TIFF (8 Mpixel)
  • Enlarged views are 720x540 cuts
  • Blowup views are 360x270 cuts enlarged to 720x540
  • The EXIF value for the time the shots were taken is CST, not CDT
  • Starting with the 6/15/04 images, the EXIF value for the time the shots were taken is GMT

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