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Thanks to the mechanical genius of Jim Bird, KD8KCH the tower is going up almost 60 feet and in time for field day. Saturday saw Jim and his faithful crew, Don-KD8BKT, Marshall-KD8LAV, KV2L-Kevin, KD8NWP-Ken and W8MLL-Lynn, spend about five hours cutting and installing cables. installing the wench, removing rusted bolts, did I mention cutting and installing new cable, and running for cover when the power was first thrown to lift the monster into the air, (KD8KCH was the brave one throwing the switch), and then adjusting and cutting the cable again….. all in all it was a successful day.
Thanks to all who contributed to the project over the past many months…. more photos will be forthcoming so stay tuned. W8MLL Photo by w8mll
The portable tower will be a main feature at this years Marion Oh Field Day held at Swayer Lud

MARC-ARES members cable tower for raising

wig Park White Oaks Rd. June 23rd and 24th 2012. Pot luck at 6:00PM All Hams and family that are interested in participating, interest in the Ham Hobby are encouraged to attend the pot luck and meet the members and other hams.