New WMTV-15 and WBUW-57 Tower

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[Tower Image #451]
451 - 8/04/04 - 22:55
Shots of some of the antennas that have been installed.
[Tower Image #452]
452 - 8/04/04 - 22:55
[Tower Image #453]
453 - 8/04/04 - 22:55
The antenna booms that can be seen in image #448 can be seen on the tower. They will be used to hold the antennas that are currently on the old tower's crows nest.
[Tower Image #454]
454 - 8/04/04 - 22:55
Enlarged area of the antenna booms.
[Tower Image #455]
455 - 8/06/04 - 17:52
Beauty shot of the tower, facing north, about one block west and one block north of where I live.
[Tower Image #456]
456 - 8/10/04 - 22:06
The tower crane, which is now in pieces to be hauled back south behind Vic's truck.
[Tower Image #457]
457 - 8/10/04 - 22:07
You can see the top of the crane among the pieces.
[Tower Image #458]
458 - 8/14/04 - 18:22
[Tower Image #459]
459 - 8/14/04 - 18:24
[Tower Image #460]
460 - 8/14/04 - 18:34
[Tower Image #461]
461 - 8/14/04 - 18:39
[Tower Image #462]
462 - 8/14/04 - 18:44
[Tower Image #463]
463 - 8/14/04 - 18:49
[Tower Image #464]
464 - 8/14/04 - 19:04
[Tower Image #465]
465 - 8/14/04 - 19:06
[Tower Image #466]
466 - 8/14/04 - 19:07
[Tower Image #467]
467 - 8/14/04 - 19:08
[Tower Image #468]
468 - 8/14/04 - 19:16
[Tower Image #469]
469 - 8/14/04 - 19:18
[Tower Image #470]
470 - 8/14/04 - 19:20
[Tower Image #471]
471 - 8/14/04 - 19:24
[Tower Image #472]
472 - 8/14/04 - 19:25
[Tower Image #473]
473 - 8/14/04 - 19:26
[Tower Image #474]
474 - 8/14/04 - 19:26
[Tower Image #475]
475 - 8/14/04 - 19:26
Cropped view.
[Tower Image #476]
476 - 8/14/04 - 19:26
[Tower Image #477]
477 - 8/14/04 - 21:23
[Tower Image #478]
478 - 8/16/04 - 17:51
The four-bay antenna for WZEE (Z104) shortly after it was moved to its new location.
[Tower Image #479]
479 - 8/19/04 - 22:09
Current state of the two towers. Work has been progressing on the transfer of the antennas from the old tower to the new. During times when they couldn't do anything with moving antennas, they broke free the bolts holding the old tower together, getting ready for when it is time to be taken down.
[Tower Image #480]
480 - 8/19/04 - 22:10
Cropped view. If you look carefully, you can see some of the crew as they work on moving antennas from the old crow's nest to the new booms.
[Tower Image #481]
481 - 8/19/04 - 22:23
Another look at the four-bay WZEE antenna.
[Tower Image #482]
482 - 8/19/04 - 22:37
All of the new guy wires have been equipped with antivibration coils and grounding straps.
[Tower Image #483]
483 - 8/19/04 - 22:38
The bottom three guy wires.
[Tower Image #484]
484 - 8/19/04 - 22:39
Cropped view.
[Tower Image #485]
485 - 8/19/04 - 22:40
Cropped view.
[Tower Image #486]
486 - 8/19/04 - 22:45
[Tower Image #487]
487 - 8/19/04 - 22:51
Cropped view.
[Tower Image #488]
488 - 8/19/04 - 22:52
Cropped view.
[Tower Image #489]
489 - 8/19/04 - 23:03
Enlarged view. Working on the antenna boom.
[Tower Image #490]
490 - 8/19/04 - 23:04
[Tower Image #491]
491 - 8/19/04 - 23:18
[Tower Image #492]
492 - 8/19/04 - 23:18
[Tower Image #493]
493 - 8/21/04 - 21:55
[Tower Image #494]
494 - 8/21/04 - 21:56
[Tower Image #495]
495 - 8/21/04 - 22:04
Cropped view.
[Tower Image #496]
496 - 8/21/04 - 22:05
Cropped view.
[Tower Image #497]
497 - 8/21/04 - 22:05
[Tower Image #498]
498 - 8/21/04 - 22:34
Notes:
  • Up to six riggers worked up in the tower.
  • The very bottom section is 16' and is one foot AGL.
  • The next six sections at the bottom are about 26.667'.
  • Each remaining section is 20'.
  • The T-bar is 11'.
  • One of the copper signal feeders will carry channel 15. The other copper feeder will carry a combined 19 and 32 (DTV). The waveguide will carry channel 57.
  • Original images are 2560x1920 - TIFF (5 Mpixel)
  • Starting with the 6/15/04 images, they are 3264x2448 - TIFF (8 Mpixel)
  • Enlarged views are 720x540 cuts
  • Blowup views are 360x270 cuts enlarged to 720x540
  • The EXIF value for the time the shots were taken is CST, not CDT
  • Starting with the 6/15/04 images, the EXIF value for the time the shots were taken is GMT

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