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PostSubject: new mast on order   Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:36 am

Put an order in today with Tennamast for a new 12m Standard tilting winch up telescopic mast with rotator cage opted for the upgraded winch for safety.... 5 week lead time Doh .....then its dig out and concrete the founds and erect and put my array of beams stacking fashion so all in all 50 foot in height


Here is the start 4 foot cube hole dug out



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Ground socket in ready for the 2.5 tonne of concrete



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PostSubject: Re: new mast on order   Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:17 am

nice 1 john if you need a hand digging out give me a shout

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PostSubject: Re: new mast on order   Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:25 am

Thanks for the offer John Think itll be nearer the time that ill be digging mate sods law dig it out now and by then 5 weeks that is Ill have my own swimming pool lol needs just 1m3 dug out beleive youll have the same for your new one also if you need a hand to collect it ill be free at the week end
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PostSubject: Re: new mast on order   Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:30 am

concrete sets 100% in 28 days so get digging i was just reading about it yesterday, im gonna wall mount mine where my pump up is dont think i,ll be concreting it in a strong pair of stand off brackets will do the job but thanks for the kind offer matey.You are welcome here anytime

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PostSubject: Re: new mast on order   Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:35 am

They supply a metal box section sheaf that has to be concreted in mate to hold the mount/tilt post so still have to wait till all comes so the whole lot can pull out of the concrete if need be if I move thats a standard item so dont have to leave the post behind
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PostSubject: Re: new mast on order   Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:42 am

oh right thats a good idea nothing wasted if you move into your lotto mansion lol

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PostSubject: Re: new mast on order   Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:16 am

Neibours must love you guys lol

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PostSubject: Re: new mast on order   Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:22 am

The KGB at the Kremlin and mission control at Houston have no neighbours lol
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PostSubject: Re: new mast on order   Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:22 am

Daryn 2E0DKD wrote:
Neibours must love you guys lol
all my neighbours love me except for the dickhead next door lol

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PostSubject: Re: new mast on order   Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:42 pm

Ive added photos of each stage of the mast erection on my first post will add as it progresses
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PostSubject: Re: new mast on order   Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:16 pm

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Ive added photos of each stage of the mast erection on my first post will add as it progresses

looking good John are you putting any steel rods in as extra anchorage

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PostSubject: Re: new mast on order   Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:20 pm

not necessary mate but if i had some i would
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PostSubject: Re: new mast on order   Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:50 am

I would have needed hospital treatment digging that hole

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PostSubject: Re: new mast on order   Sat Jul 28, 2012 5:18 am

Dug it out with a garden spade and a builders bucket then take full bucket to the skip at the front damn tedious work mate took about 3 hours to dig out mainly when I hit clay which wasnt that far down
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PostSubject: Re: new mast on order   Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:21 am

that is a lot of clay it will help with the foundations
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PostSubject: Re: new mast on order   Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:14 am

It might make your house subside as well, my god thats some graft

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PostSubject: Re: new mast on order   Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:21 am

One job I dont want is a grave diggers lol
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PostSubject: Re: new mast on order   Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:49 am

All ready for the mast delivery with in the next 2 weeks



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PostSubject: Re: new mast on order   Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:27 pm

Nice job look forward to see'ing it cheers

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PostSubject: Re: new mast on order   Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:23 pm

Getting collected from them Tuesday on a 72 hour delivery so what ive been told from them expect it weds to friday depends how quick the courier wants rid of it
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PostSubject: Re: new mast on order   Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:28 pm

not long now john and you,ll be up and running again

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PostSubject: Re: new mast on order   Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:23 am

Chatting around the world once again matey. I was DX'ing on Mid band FM the other night at work

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PostSubject: Re: new mast on order   Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:26 am

Been doing ok on the src 360 got Saudi on 17m
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PostSubject: Re: new mast on order   Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:35 pm

Woo Hoo out for delivery from Felling depot looks like im onna be busy
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PostSubject: Re: new mast on order   Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:37 pm

John M6SBW wrote:
Woo Hoo out for delivery from Felling depot looks like im onna be busy

nice 1 iv been busy trying to get the funds to buy your radio no joy though lol

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