Many of you may have noticed that Damonte has been markedly absent in recent months. Well, that is because his other hobby has been taking significant amounts of his time. He thought the fine people at TG (and Jeepo) might appreciate some visualization of what has been consuming his time. Admittedly, it is more of an obsession than a hobby.

Above: The first ten feet in the concrete base. The base is 5' of tower in 6yds of concrete.

Above and next three: Attaching the next ten feet to the top of the first ten feet.

Above and next one: Raising the gin pole in preparation to lift the next ten feet up.

Above: Now at 30' of tower

Above: Now at 40' of tower

Above: Now at 50' of tower, just need to add the top plate.

Above and below: Tower fully installed.

The tower is 50' in total. This is only the tower, and the antenna itself is still to come. More pictures then.

Damonte was on the tower for a total of 4 hours during which the heat index hit 104 F. He consumed a burger and four beers after he got down and then took a nap.

Above: The first ten feet in the concrete base. The base is 5' of tower in 6yds of concrete.

Above and next three: Attaching the next ten feet to the top of the first ten feet.

Above and next one: Raising the gin pole in preparation to lift the next ten feet up.

Above: Now at 30' of tower

Above: Now at 40' of tower

Above: Now at 50' of tower, just need to add the top plate.

Above and below: Tower fully installed.

The tower is 50' in total. This is only the tower, and the antenna itself is still to come. More pictures then.

Damonte was on the tower for a total of 4 hours during which the heat index hit 104 F. He consumed a burger and four beers after he got down and then took a nap.

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