May 2012: Replacing the rotator on the West Tower

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: Mark ZL1BNO