You can find an article I wrote about it for the NCCC Newsletter March 2017 here. See page 18, "Launching W6VMW". To set the stage, the tower was mounted a long time ago when a different company occupied the building, and some old antennas needed to be removed from it. These videos show the installation of our new antennas on the existing tower. But here are a few stills of the prep work removing the old antennas. We'd originally thought we could get the old antennas down and the new ones up in the scheduled time, but that didn't work out. So we brought the crew back over the 2016 holiday break to finish things.
Here are some stills not included in the Jug article, and and some videos of the antenna installation.
Work Session 1 - Sure, we can do it all in a day!
Bob, K6XX, removes the existing 20+ year-old yagi
Reed, N1WC assembles the JK Navassa 5
K6XX gets the 40m dipole on the mast - with the sun low on the horizon
With the bulk of the work not finished, we called it a day and scheduled the JV team to come out again during the week between Christmas and New Years. Bob lashed the dipole to the mast so it wouldn't spin out of control if we had weather in the meantime.
Work Session 2
Picking up from where we left off (with good weather, thankfully!):
JV and Bob raise the mast, with the VHF/UHF antenna and 40m dipole mounted, in preparation for mounting the Yaesu rotator
The Navassa 5 lifts off from the roof and is winched up a few feet
Bob shows why he was just off the podium in the 1992 Olympic Greco-Roman Wrestling competition
For more details about the station and how we got here, be sure to read the Jug article. A big KB thanks to JV, K6HJU, Reed, N1WC, and Bob, K6XX, for getting our aluminum up in the air!