Today we did some antenna work and boy was there some work involved. In fact we haven’t finished yet!
What struck me was the fantastic sense of teamwork involved, there was quite a few of us there and everyone did more than their fair share of graft.
Antenna work party attendees were:
- Robert M0RCX
- Mick M6MWP
- Simon M6BRH
- Karen M6KSD
- Tony G0JVI
Simon, Karen and Mick took care of the huge task of pulling out the old coax and threading through the new Ecoflex 10 plus for 6m and 4m and the new run of RG213. All sorts of superfluous cable was also removed, a huge sweaty and difficult job well done!
Robert luffed over the tower and set about fitting the new 40m extension to the A3 HF beam. That thing is huge by the way. Due to the increased windload we replaced the stub mast with something considerably more substantial.
Tony and I assembled the new 6m/4m Innovatennas 12 ele dual bander. We spent a lot of time making sure everything was spot on. I wouldn’t want to ruin Justin G0KSC’s careful design work due to sloppy assembly. I have to say that the quality of construction of this antenna is without doubt the best I have ever seen. I can barely wait to try it tomorrow.
So we have some finishing off to do, but we will be there bright an early in the morning. There will be some photos as well.
Just to finish I’d like to say that I have never known such a spirit of cooperation and team work before, makes me really proud to be a member of North Wakefield Radio Club. I say this in all sincerity and I haven’t had a drop of alcohol! Credit where credit is due.
Thanks to all.