- Some photos of an HD-60 Tower being installed in Northern Ohio.
Radio Station - AD8C, Grand Rapids, Ohio
springtime mud makes for a messy start to the rebar job in late May.
was a fast-paced job. Here, the concrete is being poured the same day the
cage was completed.
A front loader truck is best for the big foundations, if available.
loaders can haul roughly 2 yards more than rear-discharge
and can typically manage an entire foundation with a
pour, using our "Pad & Pier" Foundation Design.
Pad & Pier Foundation, consuming just over 7 cu. yds. of 4,000 PSI mix.
view of the HD-60, with all hardware installed.
absolutely essential to have as level ground as possible when
tower sections. Wood blocks can serve as shims
the assembly area is not truly flat.
ready to go up.
stack will include a modified Force 12 C3, and a Cushcraft 40-2CD.
Wireless Tower Co. fabricated dual thrust bearing plates
this tower, which are visible in this photo.
mast chosen for this tower is rather impressive, being
ft. of 2" OD x 3/8" wall 4130 Grade Chrome-moly tubing.
flexing of the tower was noticed during this operation.
A couple excellent shots here of the Andrews angle adaptors with
guides used to route the coax in a neat manner inside the tower.
here are simple beam clamps with automotive wiring harnesses.
and rotor cables running through ICE surge protectors at tower base.
Force 12 shown here flying at 76 feet, with the Cushcraft
just above the top of the tower.
A very attractive tower installation in this suburban lot, with
guy wires to pose issues with nearby property lines.