Good day to all...
All too often we hear only the gripes, complaints, carping and the general
drum of comments of dissatisfaction and gloom and doom on these forums. Today
I wish to share with you comments of praise and satisfaction for a job
My tower/antenna project recently took a quantum leap toward completion as
a result of the efforts of Don Daso, K4ZA. The physical installation of the
tower and antennas (176+ feet AGL) has now been completed. This was a very
complex installation consisting of three Force 12 stacked yagis (with a C-51 on
top of the stack), an 80 meter Force 12 rotating dipole and other associated
antennas, control wiring, etc., etc., etc., . . . . Due to the location,
terrain, obstructions and other factors, this was a very, very complex
installation requiring the utmost of delicate handling and sheer brute-force to
get everything where it needed to be without damaging anything or anybody. All
was done with true professionalism. (Although the interconnection wiring and
tune-up/finalization of the project is not completed, it has now passed a major
hurdle and the project will only hopefully be downhill from now on.)
Some photos of the installation and of Don and the "crew" can be found at:
Click on the photo labeled "Tower and Antenna" and then click on "view
slideshow" to sequence through the photos.
Don was well-experienced, well-equipped, and well-tempered for the job at
hand. Don is from Stanley, N.C. (near Charlotte) and is highly recommended by
me for antenna/tower work.
Also ably assisting with the tower/antenna installation was Ken Boyd,
K4DXA, Roger Burt, N4ZC, my father, Cliff Bond, K4SBH and my daughter,
Margaret, KD4WID. Thanks and Grand Kudos to all.
I must also compliment Tom and Michelle at Force 12 for both going beyond
the call of duty. Tom was always there with an answer when needed and Michelle
expedited the logistics of last-minute changes with dedication and
Jay at Array Solutions was extremely helpful with stacking data, equipment
The tower rotation system designed and fabricated by Richard, K0XG, has
performed flawlessly. It is a system that is a pleasure to behold!
Thanks to all!
NC4CB (Formerly WA4MWM)
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