Starting the climb. Got my tether rope secured to the tower and beginning my climb at the 2nd mid tower section.
Mounting the ever so helpful Gin Pole to the tower.
Extending the Gin Pole that will lift each section one at a time.
At the top section tying off the GinPole rope before in preparation for top section removal. From here we got real busy for a couple of hours as the top section of tower was not wanting to come off easily. But, I had my Chevy HHR scissor jack that seemed custom made for the task of slowly jacking the tower sections apart. For this top section it took moving the jack between each of the three legs many times while applying just a bit of jacking. Didnt want to bend, warp or otherwise reshape the tower joints.
After a much needed mid afternoon lunch break Dennis and I get back to the task at hand. Here we are preparing for removal of the fourth mid tower section.
I am not certain but I may have been up the tower over 6 hours total this last time. On a previous visit Dennis came and helped as I climbed the tower and removed both the 13 element 2m antenna and Yaesu G-800 rotor.
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Created:08/20/2012 18:04:00 (CDT),Last edit 04/01/2018 by Don Lewis