West Tower

The West Tower at ZL1ZLD is a tilt-over model, installed on the base of one of the original ZLD receiving towers. It supports a tri-band 4-element yagi, as well as one end of the multi-band wire Vee Beam and one end of the Marconi Tee aerial.

On 6 May 2012, MPRG members replaced the defective rotator on the West Tower.

Stripped gears in the rotator had allowed the tri-band yagi to swing in the wind – meaning we only used that antenna when the wind was light and the antenna was pointed in the right direction. 🙂

The new rotator is a Yaesu GX-1000D.

Tilting the West Tower at Musick Point Radio

Tilting the West Tower at ZL1ZLD Musick Point

Removing the old rotator from the West Tower at Musick Point Radio ZL1ZLD

Rick ZL1WOT prepares to remove the old rotator from the West Tower at ZL1ZLD while Peter ZL1AAM appears in a supporting role

Aligning the new rotator on the West Tower at Musick Point Radio ZL1ZLD

Aligning the new rotator on the West Tower at ZL1ZLD: Harry, Paul, Leith, Peter and Rick

Photos above by Mark ZL1BNO

Installing the West Tower at ZL1ZLD

Installing the West Tower at ZL1ZLD

Installing the West Tower at ZL1ZLD

Installing the West Tower at ZL1ZLD