An Up-lifting Experience – Antenna & Tower Service by Man-lift

At the W9EVT/WI9DX Washington Island Hamshack servicing six (soon to be seven) towers with multiple antennas is quite a chore in climbing those towers that are climber-rated and bringing in a utility-type man-bucket truck to service the rest.

Enter T-Rex or more properly a Terex 45 ft lift.

T-Rex

Susan, George W9EVT’s XYL saw a business opportunity for a lift on the Island.  When not in use at the W9EVT/WI9DX QTH the lift is earning it’s keep in the service of Island Contractors.

If you can arrange it, this is the way to go.  Putting our tools, supplies & gear on board, lowering the tower down to its lowest height and using the lift to work on projects as if they were on the ground.

Now if I could get George’s XYL to convince my XYL that I needed a manlift too….

73

Steve
K9ZW

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