Traffie Hex Beam arrives!
Reinforcing the eaves
K6JTX; XYL and structural engineer!
Building the thrust bearing standoff
Leveling the thrust bearing standoff
Thrust bearing standoff completed
Thrust bearing installed
Thrust bearing bracket
Centering the concrete forming tube under thrust bearing
Concrete form tube centered and packed in gravel
Rotor plate with rebar cage
Rotor plate will sit just above the concrete footing
Mast and rotator installed and masked off
2 bags of Quikrete 5000
~1.25 cubic feet of concrete was poured; 14 days to cure (fully cured in 28 days)
Traffie fiberglass spreaders prepped for painting
Spiderbeam guy plates with coax standoffs attached
First mast raising
Spiderbeam 15m mast raised to 37'
Another view of the mast
Starting construction on the Hex Beam
Attaching the elements
Attempting to calibrate the rotor
Waterproofing the center mast
Hex Beam placed onto the mast
Installing the coax
Talking things over...
Iwo Jima? Not!
Where is it?
Straight as an arrow!
Close up view from the front
View from the backyard
Decorative rock replaced
Ground rods and salt water well
NW anchor point
SE anchor point
Wiring the Polyphaser rotor shunt.
Liquid electrical tape for waterproofing
Rotor shunt attached to ground rod
HF Polyphaser lightning arrestor and aluminum ground bar
Ground holes and set screws
HF Polyphaser lightning arrestor
Polyphaser close up
Waterproofing the Poyphaser
Waterproofing the Polyphaser
Ground bar attached to ground rods