March 04, 2009

Slight Technical Hitch!!

This is what happens when a Spiderbeam meets with an irresistible force, in this case gusts of nearly 70mph! So much for thinking the stormy winter weather was over. Never mind, on closer inspection it seems that everything is salvageable, although some new parts will need to be ordered. A couple of spreaders on the Spiderbeam have split but can be taped up for now and 2 sections of the mast need to be replaced. It appears that the top section of the mast slipped down allowing too much play on the guy ropes. For now it will have to do and we intend to go up to the site tomorrow and get everything back up ready for the ARRL contest this weekend. It's all a learning curve as they say...........

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