BESBD, Inc. completed construction of this translator in June of 2005.
The FM antennas, fresh out of the crate. A couple of days in the tropical air will turn the marine brass to brown/green.These antennas were supplied by Armstrong Transmitters, located near Syracuse, New York. They were chosen because they hold up very well in this tropical environment.
Dean Rogers prepares the mounting for the Kintronics equipment enclosure that will hold the translator equipment.
The equipment enclosure is up, and ready for everything else.
Preparing to hoist the first antenna
Preparing to hoist up the first antenna
One bay up at sunset
The next morning, time to finish hanging the antenna system.
Both antenna bays are now installed.
Setting the concrete for the receive antenna support pole.
The gas cans hold water, despite the name of this place (Puu AuAu)
which, in Hawaiian, roughly translates to "bathing hill", or "hill with water".
It is dry and arid at this location, however. But there is a water tank there,
installed in 1931. Perhaps this is what is meant by the designation.
The Scala Log Periodic receive antenna is now installed.
Looking towards Anahola from the top of the water tank
The top antenna bay
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