Vacation update

I have been sloppy with the updates during the vacation. I have been keeping myself pretty busy and with the intense weather we’ve had this summer (around 30C most of the time) the tempo has been slow even though I’ve been trying and think we’ve gotten a lot done. We are not used to these kind of temperatures but it’s funny how the body slowly adapts to it. One evening I was feeling cold and put my t-shirt on and when I checked the temperature it was +25C 🙂

A new ham, SA2CHQ came by to visit and said he was able to powder coat at work. So he got to powder coat the guy wire rings and the result was great! It’s fun with some new blood and he lives rather close. We also have another ham, SA2CLC who is a skilled young guy and lives not even 5km from here. He came by yesterday and helped to move some gravel with his old tractor, so now I can soon pour the concrete.

SM2UVU also came up and stayed a couple of days, and we fixed the broken tower section together and he had also modified some washers used for the guy wire rings. Now those sections are also ready. The only thing needed now is to get the fixed tower section galvanized and at the same time I will hand in the boom struts.

It was also very fun that Femma and Aloys (PA3DWK, PA3DAT) stopped by for the third time. They love to travel through Scandinavia and last time they were here was three years ago, and quite a bit has happened since then. They are truly great people and interesting people so it is always a lot of fun. Aloys was hoping to help me out quite a bit but because of not having all material we were a bit limited in what we could do. So we cleaned up a bit, moved some guy wire lines down to the barn etc. But it was so warm anyway that it was hard to work.

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