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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Dummy Load Update

It's been a while since we've shared about the progress of installing the new antenna test load. With the plumbing and electrical hookups completed, we have been working on building an enclosure for the test load to keep it safe from the punishing elements here on Guam. We have constructed a concrete block building, fabricated louvers (vented windows) to keep the rain out, and poured a concrete roof on the building. You can see the progress below. All that remains is to complete the RF hookup that will connect the test load to the switch matrix, and make sure that all the communication links are working properly!

Mixing up the concrete.

Pouring the mixed concrete into the wheelbarrow.
Jim had the grand idea of using the forklift to raise the wheelbarrow so we could walk it out right onto the roof and pour!
Pouring the concrete onto the roof.
The finished dummy load enclosure! It just needs some finishing touches (louvers, door, etc.).