Alberta North Emergency Communication
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Al, VA6HAL set up a 160 meter loop antenna mounted on 6 structures on a
hexagonal format. The poles are 55 feet high and spaced 100 feet between each pole.

Here is how that was done with a one man operation, with the assistance of
his wife, VA6CAP as the camera operator, and providing assistance as needed.




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The support structure is built by welding together
20 foot lengths of 2 inch sched 40 pipe



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A long stinger is mounted on the loader of the tractor.
The stinger is hooked up just above the balance point on the structure.



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The support structure is being picked up.



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The support structure is part way up.
The guy wires are already in place on the pole.
Mounted at the top is a pulley to raise the antenna later.



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The support structure is nearly up at this point.



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Once the pole is up, the tractor holds it in place
while the guy wires are hooked up to the anchors.
A quick release knot at the top, then releases the stinger.



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The structure is up and ready to pull up the antenna.




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