Putting together the new Jampro antenna system for KPFK. Just like the Erector sets I used to build, only bigger!
Getting ready to hoist
Rusty Hignite, coming up the tower
The 6 inch Diameter (60 inches long) Matching Transformer feedline section on it's way up
The Matching Transformer is up and so are we!
John Hignite, running the winch
Antenna Bay Two going up
Antenna Bay Two closer to the top
Looking up at Don and Rusty setting Bay Three
Two bay's up, third one on the way
Almost there with number three
The new antenna, now mounted in place
The new antenna now operational
Can I go home now?
The sunset reward after a long day
This is the last set of photos in the antenna installation series. The project went well, and the antenna is working better than predicted. Installation of the new transmitter is next. You can follow the progress of that project here.
KPFK operates at 90.7 Mhz with 112,000 watts, 5900 feet above sea level and 5600 feet above Los Angeles, California.
For more about Mt. Wilson, check out my pages about the mountain here.
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