Many tools were required to erect the CN2R station. Some tools were
imported from the USA others  were made in Morocco. Ali, CN8TW's
machine shop created many of the custom tools. Other Photos on this page
show repairs to antennas and rotors.

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Large Cable reel stand used to roll out coax, radials and rotor cable.

Pipe stands used to elevate work area to 1.2 meters.

Two parallel tram cables used to raise large antennas.

Tractor 3-point used to seperate and anchor tram cables.

Tram sled drawing. Rolling blocks, on top, hang the sled from 2 tram wires and metal bars suspend a beam below the sled.

160M dipole suspended from Tram via "scare straps". Metal bars were not used due to mounting restrictions

Tram sled with antenna suspension bars. Bars are cut to allow the antenna to pivot 45 degrees.

Bottom of the sled showing Bar attachement flanges. A removable pin is used at each end of the bar for attachment.

Top of the sled showing the rolling block flanges. A removable pin secures the rolling blocks between the flanges.

The sled with bars/pins removed. The large eyelet, on the side of the sled, is for attaching the pulling cable.

Electric winch shelf that is mounted to the base of the tower.

The sled with bars/pins removed. The large eyelet, on the side of the sled, is for attaching the pulling cable.

Electric Capstan winch and shelf in action.

Copper replacement coils for the 160M rotating dipole. The frame is made of UV proof Seaboard.

Stainless hardware and fiber support rods on the coils.

Bracket for securing the coils to the tower section on the dipole.

Force12 WARC7 metal standoffs disintegrated after 6 months. These standoffs were made of a cheap magnesium alloy that did interacted with the aluminum.

Another view of the damage.

All of these standoffs had to be removed.

The standoffs were replaced with aluminum angle stock. The hard drawn wire was replaced by copper wire that was attached to phillystran for support.

The WARC7 element supports were replaced with Phillystran and stainless steel wire.

Rotor and coax are also stored in the storage room.

Storage closet to store cables and ropes for antenna erection.

Tower paint and more cable in storage.

Brihm supplies all cement tools.

Cable messenger pipe ready for cement.

Tractor 3-point and cable are used to remove 2 meter ground rods.

A 1/4 inch aircraft cable is used for pulling the ground rod.

A smaller ground rod has been removed to relocate the antenna.

M'fuddle repairs the wall on the stairs going to the shack.

The Tailtwister rotator bottom brake housing with bad corrosion from the sea.

 

 

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