Put my CrankIR together as I wanted to replace some worn out clamps and play with my new Sark-110 analyzer. Also wanted to update the Flex-6300 spare radio.
The trenching is all dug in for the underground conduits.
The decision to use conduits is a hopeful one at avoiding having to dig all this up again.
The trench to the main tower was dug wider as I have a lot of conduits going in. Several coax feed lines will share one, the 110v and 220v power another and CAT6 and low voltage control lines the third. Considering pulling fiber rather than CAT6.
Okay, I’m capitulating to the emergent power connector in ham radio. While I prefer that a connector have a mechanical lock, the majority of our hobby is good with Powerpoles.
While I have other connectors in my shack and in my spare parts inventory, I do have a full PowerPole inventory & tool set at each QTH.
Here are some resources for correcting Power Pole connectors:
My island neighbor George W9EVT had some unsupervised urchins in his shack during a major event on the farm, youngsters whose curiosity set them into twiddling knobs and pushing buttons.
Stuff like that happens and while the radios were none the worse for the attentions, the settings were partially scrambled.