New WMTV-15 and WBUW-57 Tower

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[Tower Image #352]
352 - 7/12/04 - 23:40
[Tower Image #353]
353 - 7/12/04 - 23:40
[Tower Image #354]
354 - 7/12/04 - 23:41
[Tower Image #355]
355 - 7/12/04 - 23:41
[Tower Image #356]
356 - 7/12/04 - 23:41
[Tower Image #357]
357 - 7/13/04 - 00:13
Enlarged view of the location where the digital antenna will go. This section was installed today.
[Tower Image #355]
355 - 7/13/04 - 00:14
Enlarged view of multiple angles. It may not look like much of a difference, but it is there.
[Tower Image #356]
356 - 7/13/04 - 00:16
[Tower Image #357]
357 - 7/13/04 - 15:50
Enlarged view. The digital antenna is now installed. Noticed one of the crew in the tower.
[Tower Image #358]
358 - 7/13/04 - 15:50
Enlarged view. Again, notice one of the crew in the tower.
[Tower Image #359]
359 - 7/13/04 - 17:54
Cropped view, showing the relative position to the T-bar.
[Tower Image #360]
360 - 7/13/04 - 18:01
Enlarged view. Another angle.
[Tower Image #361]
361 - 7/13/04 - 22:11
Cropped view. Nice bright sunlit view. It was supposed to be stormy at this time.
[Tower Image #362]
362 - 7/13/04 - 22:26
Getting the strobe and red lights functional. Once up on the tower, it will be harder to fix.
[Tower Image #363]
363 - 7/14/04 - 21:12
Getting the Ch 57 antenna ready to be hoisted.
[Tower Image #364]
364 - 7/14/04 - 21:32
[Tower Image #365]
365 - 7/14/04 - 21:55
[Tower Image #366]
366 - 7/14/04 - 21:55
[Tower Image #367]
367 - 7/14/04 - 21:56
[Tower Image #368]
368 - 7/14/04 - 21:57
[Tower Image #369]
369 - 7/14/04 - 21:58
Getting the "ball" positioned so that it won't cause problems while being hoisted.
[Tower Image #370]
370 - 7/14/04 - 22:00
[Tower Image #371]
371 - 7/14/04 - 22:03
Getting the "ball" positioned so that it won't cause problems while being hoisted.
[Tower Image #372]
372 - 7/14/04 - 22:05
The antenna is on the way.
[Tower Image #373]
373 - 7/14/04 - 22:06
[Tower Image #374]
374 - 7/14/04 - 22:09
[Tower Image #375]
375 - 7/14/04 - 22:11
Cropped view.
[Tower Image #376]
376 - 7/14/04 - 22:11
Cropped view.
[Tower Image #377]
377 - 7/14/04 - 22:12
Cropped view.
[Tower Image #378]
378 - 7/14/04 - 22:13
Cropped view.
[Tower Image #379]
379 - 7/14/04 - 22:13
Cropped view.
[Tower Image #380]
380 - 7/14/04 - 22:15
Cropped view.
[Tower Image #381]
381 - 7/14/04 - 22:16
Cropped view.
[Tower Image #382]
382 - 7/14/04 - 22:18
Cropped view.
[Tower Image #383]
383 - 7/14/04 - 22:19
Cropped view.
[Tower Image #384]
384 - 7/14/04 - 22:19
Cropped view. The placement begins.
[Tower Image #385]
385 - 7/14/04 - 22:21
Cropped view.
[Tower Image #386]
386 - 7/14/04 - 22:21
Cropped view.
[Tower Image #387]
387 - 7/14/04 - 22:23
Cropped view. You can see the crew working on the antenna placement.
[Tower Image #388]
388 - 7/14/04 - 22:26
Cropped view.
[Tower Image #389]
389 - 7/14/04 - 22:30
Cropped view.
[Tower Image #390]
390 - 7/14/04 - 22:32
Cropped view.
[Tower Image #391]
391 - 7/14/04 - 22:33
Cropped view.
[Tower Image #392]
392 - 7/14/04 - 22:48
Cropped view.
[Tower Image #393]
393 - 7/14/04 - 22:52
Cropped view. It is gettig there.
[Tower Image #394]
394 - 7/14/04 - 22:53
Cropped view.
[Tower Image #395]
395 - 7/14/04 - 22:56
Cropped view.
[Tower Image #396]
396 - 7/14/04 - 23:00
Cropped view.
[Tower Image #397]
397 - 7/14/04 - 23:04
Cropped view.
[Tower Image #398]
398 - 7/14/04 - 23:06
Cropped view. It is there! The first T-bar antenna is in place.
[Tower Image #399]
399 - 7/14/04 - 23:12
Cropped view. Now the hoist cable and trolley rope need to be cleared from the antenna. You can see one of the crew climbing the antenna.
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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