Went outside this morning to fire up the generator. Oh yeah, did I mention the house runs on generator power? The wind was strong and cold out of the north with a drizzling rain. I shined my flashlight up at the antennas and guess what? The Crank-IR had fallen over. One of the guy ropes had broken. I spent the next hour repairing the guy rope and repairing the broken radial string and getting everything back up in the vertical position. I can better appreciate what the guys endure who go to the antarctic islands, and my wx is mild compared to down there… I will operate a few hours and then begin tearing down and packing. I leave early tomorrow morning. [source]




Repairing the Hexbeam (credit K5WE)