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Tower Winch Project

Categories: Amateur Radio, General
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This weekend saw some great weather so I finally added a Goodwinch electric winch to my mobile tower. Oh for an easy life.

I got great service from David at Goodwinch and the delivery was very quick!

I had to manufacture a mount for it out of 6mm stainless steel plate and bolts as the existing winch mount was far too small. I have left the manual winch mounted just in case it is required in the future. Still need to make a weather cover out of sheet aluminium although I doubt strictly necessary.

IOTA 2012

Categories: Amateur Radio, Contesting
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I had a go at the IOTA contest although in the shack the heat was incredible for some of the time. I also had an willing “helper” who wanted me to play with her toys too!

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