On July 3rd, 2006, Al (VO1NO) had an antenna raising party and had a good turnout of helping hands. Al gave us a working demonstration of the falling derrick method of raising a tower. Amazing operation to watch. We had a refreshing drink at half time and a BBQ after the hard work was over.

getting organized

missing a lock washer

how many hams does it take to change an antenna

good view of falling derrick setup

lots of supervision

is the balun ok

starting to make sense

this is complicated

do you think this will work

almost bolted together

break time

pull that way


here she goes

hey this is heavy

I cant get the bolt in

I don't think its straight

a little more

found the lock washer

tying one on