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Re: [TowerTalk] Digital camera helps with reassembly

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Digital camera helps with reassembly
From: "Al Williams" <>
Date: Sat, 30 Oct 2010 18:19:05 -0700
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Besides "seeing the details" with a blown up digital camera photo, one can 
also make measurements:
 One measurement that I made was to put a fine resolution ruler alongside a 
small screw so that I could count the threads per inch.
 Another measurement that I made was to lie on my back near the base of the 
tree  and take a photo of my long wire antenna (120' up).
I then printed the photos and marked off the number of threads and used a 
protractor to determine the angle of the long wire was from a known 


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From: "Chuck" <>
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Sent: Saturday, October 30, 2010 5:06 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Digital camera helps with reassembly

On 10/30/2010 5:12 PM, Ron W8RJL wrote:


I will certainly second the idea of digital photos!  They can save you
countless hours at times besides being able to blow pictures up to see
"the details."

Chuck  KØTVD

> I find that when taking things apart it is often very helpful in 
> reassembly
> if I shoot quick digital photos as I disassemble. This goes for rotors,
> radios, etc. Its just a tool like scratching across a two piece surface so
> you have an indication as to how to realign. As I get older I find that 
> even
> though I think I can remember how things go together it can sometimes get
> confusing and a photo is worth 1000 words. I don't have to write anything
> down as long as I keep the photos in order and the camera does that for 
> me.
> 73, Ron W8RJL


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