Last Saturday members of the Redwood Empire DX club under the direction of ARRL Section Chief, Bill Hillebrand KH6GJV, installed temporary antennas on the roof of the TWiT Brick House Studios to prepare for our ham weekend, 19-21 August 2011.
On Friday, the antenna team from the Redwood Empire DX Association (REDXA) got together at one of the team member’s home to gather all parts, pre-assemble and dry-fit all parts. They spent the better part of the day getting everything ready. The VHF/UHF antenna provided by Comet arrived on time.
This morning, the team gathered at the TWIT studios at 8:00 AM and went right to work. Expecting the studio to go live at 11:00 AM, the team worked quickly, but carefully, to get the job done in time. The antenna feed lines were pushed down the conduit into the studio. Then the HF antenna was assembled by part of the team while the others put together the temporary tripod support structure non-invasively on the roof. The HF antenna was mounted on the tripod and final tuning adjustments were made. The VHF/UHF vertical was assembled and C-clamped to a structural element. The whole job was done by 10:30 AM.
The feed line ends are appropriately marked and are resting on the table for the station ready to be used.
Stand by for details on this weekend’s Special Event!