Home Up Ham Barclay Bld Tower Motor delay B/U Gen Fuel Cut Off




It was a beautiful day to take down the tower.  A few drops of rain fell from a grumpy cloud but literally that was all ... a few drops.

Everyone was well prepared, practiced good safety procedures and paid attention to the guys on the tower.  The owner of the antenna put Liquid Wrench on the nuts and bolts the night before.  That helped with the disassembly.  Nick provided the torque wrench air tool and compressor.  Bob WC3O was on the antenna loosening the antenna before I showed up at 8:15 that morning. 

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A bird in the hand beats two on the tower.  Not today!

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MMmm.... I detect a Bar-B-Que a cookin'.

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First section down.


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Removing Gin Pole from second section 


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Second section to come down.



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If you lean back real fast the tower will swing back and forth......Hold on.....


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"I'm Singing in the rain...Singing in the Rain....."

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"...Today's man is dress for action in a poly green pull over and dungaree Jeans....Cloths are fun but insurance is more important...

"Ok, ok I won't do this if you keep making fun of me......"

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MDL & LYA on the ground.

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The Macrophone wondered how this compares to a Van Gordon?

WC3O inspired to write a new musical  "Tower Dancers of Pittsburgh"

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Where is a Big Apple Circus talent scout when you need one.

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KB3LZP's Productivity pose.

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BEER.....did some one say BEER!

The Crew

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In the Truck, Nick


Photos taken by N3BPB (from the pages of NRHAC)


Thanks to everyone on site, the antenna and tower was an easy disassembly taking from about 8AM to 12:15.  The site was left with only the pad remaining. The studs were cut and ground down flush with the concrete. 

The remaining 4 by 4 by 6 foot deep 30 years of cured concrete pad would make a great bird bath or meditation ball support :~)

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Mosley TA-34 four band?

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Approximate future Antenna support location.


Rohn BX Catalog/specs 1.3M pdf




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