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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Heavy Metal

We are now back to focusing on the antenna switch matrix. After servicing the backhoe, we were able to install two of the three feedline hangers on the pad. These hangers hold the feedlines taut while taking the stress off of the switch connection points. Each hanger weighs ~1000lbs and they are quite awkward to move. Both the forklift and the backhoe were needed to get them into position.
There is one more hanger remaining to fabricate and install.  It will be small enough that we can do the final positioning without the heavy equipment.  Once that is done, we can attach some feedlines to the hangers and build the shelter for the switch control system and the power distribution panel.  

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