New WMTV-15 and WBUW-57 Tower

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[Tower Image #250]
250 - 7/05/04 - 19:27
After the Y arm section was placed here, it was decided that the side nearest the tower needed to come off in order to build the linkage between the tower and the Y arm. Nobody said that build the T-bar was going to be easy.
[Tower Image #251]
251 - 7/05/04 - 19:28
Working on the WBUW antenna base.
[Tower Image #252]
252 - 7/05/04 - 19:37
Yep, still working on the holes. They were working on the holes until the time I left.
[Tower Image #253]
253 - 7/05/04 - 19:44
Picking up the piece to move it back to the work area.
[Tower Image #254]
254 - 7/05/04 - 19:55
The top piece of the Y arm will be unbolted and removed.
[Tower Image #255]
255 - 7/05/04 - 19:55
[Tower Image #256]
256 - 7/05/04 - 19:56
[Tower Image #257]
257 - 7/05/04 - 20:00
[Tower Image #258]
258 - 7/05/04 - 20:02
[Tower Image #259]
259 - 7/05/04 - 20:03
[Tower Image #260]
260 - 7/05/04 - 20:04
[Tower Image #261]
261 - 7/05/04 - 20:12
It is now being stored for later use.
[Tower Image #262]
262 - 7/05/04 - 20:23
The piece is then moved and flipped over.
[Tower Image #263]
263 - 7/05/04 - 20:24
[Tower Image #264]
264 - 7/05/04 - 20:24
[Tower Image #265]
265 - 7/05/04 - 20:28
The pieces that connect the Y arm outside piece to the tower are now brought over.
[Tower Image #266]
266 - 7/05/04 - 20:32
[Tower Image #267]
267 - 7/05/04 - 20:34
[Tower Image #268]
268 - 7/05/04 - 20:36
But there was a problem. The pieces were not marked by the manufacturer, so they had to determine the correct pieces to be used, which they did.
[Tower Image #26]
269 - 7/05/04 - 20:44
[Tower Image #270]
270 - 7/05/04 - 20:48
The Y arm tower connection piece is now being assembled.
[Tower Image #271]
271 - 7/05/04 - 20:49
[Tower Image #272]
272 - 7/05/04 - 20:56
[Tower Image #273]
273 - 7/05/04 - 21:03
[Tower Image #274]
274 - 7/05/04 - 21:07
[Tower Image #275]
275 - 7/05/04 - 21:11
[Tower Image #276]
276 - 7/05/04 - 21:13
[Tower Image #277]
277 - 7/05/04 - 21:18
[Tower Image #278]
278 - 7/05/04 - 21:32
[Tower Image #279]
279 - 7/05/04 - 21:42
[Tower Image #280]
280 - 7/05/04 - 21:48
The assembled piece was lifted and weighed. The reason is that the crane, at the top of the tower, can only support so much weight. FYI, the assembled piece weighed 4900 pounds.
[Tower Image #281]
281 - 7/05/04 - 21:55
[Tower Image #282]
282 - 7/05/04 - 21:56
[Tower Image #283]
283 - 7/05/04 - 21:57
[Tower Image #284]
284 - 7/05/04 - 22:06
The assembled piece is now being moved to the location for lifting. Unfortunately I ran out of storage for more photos at this point. They are going to have lots of fun lifting it into place and attaching it to the tower.
[Tower Image #285]
285 - 7/06/04 - 22:14
You've heard the old saying about the writing on the wall. They take it to heart here. While it isn't exactly a wall, they have written on it.
[Tower Image #286]
286 - 7/06/04 - 22:15
Still working on the holes to get the posts up and set in concrete.
[Tower Image #287]
287 - 7/06/04 - 22:16
The Y arm section that is ready to go up. Weather kept it grounded today.
[Tower Image #288]
288 - 7/06/04 - 22:18
The portion of the poles that have been set into place.
[Tower Image #289]
289 - 7/06/04 - 22:19
The waveguide and copper coax tubes.
[Tower Image #290]
290 - 7/06/04 - 22:20
Continuing work on the pole holes.
[Tower Image #291]
291 - 7/06/04 - 22:27
[Tower Image #292]
292 - 7/06/04 - 22:31
[Tower Image #293]
293 - 7/06/04 - 22:35
[Tower Image #294]
294 - 7/07/04 - 22:12
Working on the side mount assembly for the digital antenna.
[Tower Image #295]
295 - 7/07/04 - 22:21
The digital antenna is not going on top of the tower, it will be side mounted. One would think that the big metal tower next to the antenna would cause a problem. Obviously I do not know anough about RF to understand that issue.
[Tower Image #296]
296 - 7/07/04 - 22:25
Getting the last of the pole installed and plumb. The concrete will be poured tomorrow morning at 9am.
[Tower Image #297]
297 - 7/07/04 - 22:26
[Tower Image #298]
298 - 7/07/04 - 22:36
More work on the side mount assembly.
[Tower Image #299]
299 - 7/07/04 - 22:38
[Tower Image #300]
300 - 7/07/04 - 22:41
The plan is to put up the assembly and antenna tomorrow.
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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