Making the support for the 16m tower

I arrived to the QTH today Wednesday and decided that I wanted to clean the barn a bit. So I moved the stuff from the room with concrete floor to another room and started to do some cleaning. I will need to do a bit more though but will be doing that later during the week.

After that I started to work on the support for the 16m rotatable tubular tower. I used to have this tower in the SM3 QTH and it was held by a 4m long U beam. My dad brought that beam with him up last weekend so I decided to make the support which will hold the tower to the wall. I plan to use 4 pcs of 16mm bolts through the wall with some plate on the back to even out the stress of the tower. This tower is meant to be the 2nd direction tower for 10m but until we get sunspots it will be #1. It will hold a 6/6el stack which will be good enough until we put up the future big tower for 10/15m.

Here are some pictures of what is done so far. I will continue to weld the pieces together tomorrow so keep tuned.

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