Monthly Archives: July 2013

Big update, 40m yagi fixed, concrete pour etc

Lots have happened lately. I’ve been having help here at the QTH and haven’t really felt like spending that valuable time updating the web page. However, this made it a nightmare since I had pictures from different sources and a lot of them!

First off I spent time at a friends place helping him to build a 2nd floor to his house. After this I went down to SJ2W and spent 1 day before leaving to go to my parents place down in SM3. I spent a few days there and on last Friday SG3P came up since he was going to go up and help me mainly fixing the 40m yagi in the top of the 60m tower. The elements turned on the boom a bit a couple of winters ago and it’s been like that since, very hard work to fix it up at 60m. We went up to SJ2W on Saturday but it was very windy so we did other things meanwhile, such as making the base for the 40m tower.

I have added description on the pictures so I believe that is the easiest way to check what has happened. I got lots of help this week from SG3P (SK3W), SM2XJP, SM2UVU, SM2XLL, SM3JLA and SM2NOG. Great progress! Especially huge thanks to SG3P who spent another week at SJ2W helping out!

Rotor work for the military tower

Today I spent most of the day getting hardware done for the military tower. I need this parts to finish up the bottom bearing so I can have it installed when the foundation is done. I used the lathe to remove some steel from the axle so its in three steps, 30mm, 28mm and 20mm. I think the pictures explain how I’ve thought out to do it. After it was all welded up it seem to be fairly straight when testing it in the lathe.

To be continued…

A weekend at the station

This weekend I spent a few days down at the station as my vacation begun. Me and SM2XJP went on Friday down to SM2UVU and picked up the plate that he got cut for us with the laser at his friends work. Its a 10mm thick plate with a total of 39 holes cut out with perfect precision. We also got some coffee and talked a lot about his project of putting up a 48m tower he built himself which is rotatable and will be filled with Optibeam antennas.

Later on Saturday my girlfriend came down and went into town and bought a door for the house. She also cut the lawn and I removed the roof that was above the stairs and cut away the rails so that I can finish up that side of the extra insulation of the house.

I did some work with the chainsaw as well and installed the metal oxide protection for the rotor cables down in the basement.

Some fabrication work

Sorry, been lazy with updates that last week. Been so busy at work so I have not been able to do much else except some small stuff.

I drilled new holes in the guy wire ring we got from SM2DMU, now it fits the military tower.