X-treme Audio Emitters


"Building the Tower of Power!"

Here's some pictures of the Tower & Antenna installations
for Studio "X" & the Voodoo-Labs.
The Pics start with the ground work and end
with the actual Antenna's in the air.

mmmmm....Go Figure...hahahaa.


The first thing that was done was the actual Tower and Guy Anchor installation.
The Tower is Rohn 25G and the Guy Anchors where 6" Diameter 1/4" thick wall at 12' long.
The insides of the pipe were also filled with concrete.

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The Power Auger.
The Power Auger.

The Auger 6' in the hole.
The Auger 6' in the hole.

Where's the Bottom?
Where's the Bottom?

A 6' Deep Hole!
A 6' Deep Hole!

The 6' Elevated Guy Post.
6' Elevated Guy Post.

The 6' Elevated Guy Post.
6' Elevated Guy Post.

The Guy Wire Turnbuckels & Hardware
Guy Wire Turnbuckles.

The FORGED Eyebolt
The FORGED Eyebolt!

This Hole is 4'x4'x6' Deep.
This Hole is 4'x4'x6' Deep.

Here Comes the Concrete!
Here Comes the Concrete!

A few 2x4's and Edge Trim.
A few 2x4's and Edge Trim.

Wow...dats Perty!
Wow...dats Perty!

A House Brace 15' up.
A House Brace 15' up.



The next thing to do was to build the Hazer.
There were a few things wrong with it
like miss drilled and misaligned holes, but that was overcome.


Here is the Hazer Top Pulley Bracket.
Hazer Pulley Bracket.

Had to Re-Drill the Bracket for it to fit right on the Rohn 25G.
Re-drilled Pulley Bracket.

Here's Hazer Re-drilled Latch.
Re-drilled Hazer Safety Latch.

A Front view of the Hazer.
A Hazer Front View.

Here is a side view of the Hazer.
A Hazer Side View.

Here is the Safety Latch with the good 1/16 cable attached.
Hazer Safety Latch Cable.

Here's a close-up of the Hazer Re-drilled Safety Latch & Cable.
Close-Up of Latch Cable.

This is the Mast Thrust Bearing.
The Mast Thrust Bearing.

Here is the Bottom of the Thrust Bearing.
Bottom of Thrust Bearing.

Here is the Bottom of the Rotor Plate.
Bottom of Rotor Plate.

Here's a close-up of the Hazer Hoist Cable Termination
Hoist Cable Termination.



The next pictures are what we did to beef up the
Hazer due to the MAjor Antenna revamp.
With all the extra dead weight, wind load, and bigger rotors,
the Hazer was beefed up allot to handle it.


New Top Pulley Bracket.
New Top Pulley Bracket.

New Top Pulley Bracket.
New Top Pulley Bracket.

New Top Pulley Bracket.
New Top Pulley Bracket.

New Top Pulley Bracket.
New Top Pulley Bracket.

Bigger Rotor Plate.
Bigger Rotor Plate.

Bigger Rotor Plate.
Bigger Rotor Plate.

Extra Diagonal Braces.
Extra Diagonal Braces.

Extra Diagonal Braces.
Extra Diagonal Braces.

Here is the Top of the Thrust Bearing.
Top of Thrust Bearing.

Here is the Thrust Bearing Plate.
Thrust Bearing Plate.

Here is the Bottom of the Thrust Bearing.
Bottom of Thrust Bearing.

Here's the beefed up braces.
Beefed Up Braces.

Here is the Beefed Up Hazer.
Beefed Up Hazer.

Here is the Beefed Up Hazer.
Beefed Up Hazer.

Here is the Beefed Up Hazer.
Beefed Up Hazer.

Here's the Beefed Up Hazer.
Beefed Up Hazer.




The next thing to do was to build the SteppIR.
This was straight forward and no real problems happened.
You might notice the single 17ele at the top of the Array,
this was before the Major Antenna Re-vamp.


Here's the SteppIR out of its Boxes.
SteppIR Un-packaged.

Close-up of the Motor to Control Cable Wiring.
Control Cable Wiring.

The Wiring Terminal Block is inside the PVC Tube.
Terminal Block Protection.

Here's the SteppIR mounted above the Hazer.
SteppIR on the Mast.

Here's the SteppIR & VHF Antennas on the Hazer.
SteppIR with VHF Stuff.

The Hazer at the Bottom of the Tower.
Hazer Down on Roof.

The Hazer at the Top of the Tower.
Hazer at Tower Top.

Here's the Middle Guy Wires and Insulators.
Middle Guy Wires.

Here's close view of the Hazer and Antennas.
Close View of SteppIR.

Another Close SteppIR shot.
Close SteppIR Pic.

You can see the Hazer and Rotor at the Top of the Tower.
Close Hazer & Rotor Pic.

Here is another close up of the SteppIR.
Another Close SteppIR Pic.

Another Pic of the SteppIR & VHF Antennas on the Hazer.
SteppIR with VHF Stuff.

Aren't dey jus so perty?!
Beautiful Antennas!

The Hazer at the Top of the Tower.
The Hazer at the Top!

Here's a pic looking up my Messenger Line at the Coax.
Coax Messenger Line.



We did a major re-vamp of the Array.
2ea 17ele K1FO 2m Antennas were stacked in the Horz Polarization.
We also added Elevation capability to the Stacked antennas.


Here is the Right Side View of the Array.
Right Side View.

Here is the Rear Side View of the Array.
Array Rear View.

Here is the Left Side View of the Array.
Left Side View.

Here is the Front Side View of the Array.
Array Front View.

Here is a view of the Trussing.
Right Side Trussing.

Here is a view of the Trussing.
Center Trussing.

Here is a view of the Trussing.
Left Side Trussing.

These are the homebrew Limit Switches.
Limit Switches.

Here is the Elevation Rotor.
Elevation Rotor.

Here is the Elevation Rotor.
Elevation Rotor.

Here is the Antenna Ready for installation.
Array Finished-Front View.

Here is the Antenna Ready for installation.
Array Finished-Side View.

Here is the Antenna Ready for installation.
Completed Array.

Here is the Antenna Ready for installation.
MoonCam &.Rotor Cover

Here is the Antenna Ready for installation.
Coax Routing.

Here is the Antenna Ready for installation.
Rotor Cover.

Here is the Array Pointing Down.
Array Pointing Down.

Here is the Array Pointing Up.
Array Pointing Up.

This shows the clearance on the Reflectors as they pass each other.
Reflector Clearance 2".

Here is the Array Pointing WAY Up.
Array Pointing Way Up.

Here is the Antenna Array at rest.
Array at Rest.

This is the completed Rotor.
Orion Rotor.

Here is the thrust bearing.
Thrust Bearing.

This is looking up at the .
Looking Up.

Here is a side view of the Antenna Array up in the air.
Side View in the Air.

The Antenna Array Up in the air.
Array Up in the Air.

Another Array Side View in the air.
Another Side View.

This is Antenna Array from afar.
The Array from afar.

Working the Moon!
Working off the Moon!!

This is the completed Rotor.
Array Up in the Air.

Here is the thrust bearing.
Another Side View.

This is looking up at the .
Looking Up.



A NEMA Box was installed at the top of the array to
enclose the switching relays and the 144Mc Receive Pre-Amp.


Here is the Rear Side View of the Array.
Switching Relays & Preamp.

Here is the Left Side View of the Array.
Switching Relays & Preamp.

Here is the Front Side View of the Array.
Switching Relays & Preamp.

Here is a view of the Trussing.
Switching Relays & Preamp.

Here is the Right Side View of the Array.
NEMA Box with equipment.

Here is a view of the Trussing.
NEMA Box Mounted.



A MoonCam was installed to visually track the Moon.
It is a 1/3" HAD CCD Camera with a 5-100mm Varifocal Lens mounted in a weatherproof case.
At the camera there is a balun used to convert the signal from 75 ohm to 100 ohm
STP Cat5e Ethernet cable is used for the video Signal and power feed from the shack.
At the shack is another balun to convert the 100 ohm STP to 75 ohm.


The MoonCam with its homemade mount.
MoonCam with Mount.

Looking down the throught of the MoonCam.
MoonCam Front.

Inside of the MoonCam Case.
Inside The MoonCam.

MoonCam mounted on the Array.
MoonCam Mounted.

Front of MoonCam mounted on the Array.
Front of MoonCam.

MoonCam on the array.
Farview of MoonCam.



We used another NEMA Box to house the ICE Lightning Suppressors.
The Plate is grounded with two ground straps to the Tower Ground Halo.


A pic of the ICE Box and Cable Routing.
ICE Box & Grounding.

The ICE Protection Box and the Cable Routing on Top.
Top ICE Box Cable Routing.

Another view of the ICE Protection Box and the Cable Routing.
ICE Protection Box!

The Grounding Straps from the ICE Box to the Ground Halo.
ICE Box to Grounding Halo.

The Bulkhead in the Bottom of the Studio.
The Studio Bulkhead.

The ICE Lightning Arrestors.
ICE Lightning Arrestors.



This is the view from the Top of the Tower.


A view from 70' at the Top of the Tower Looking West.
Looking West from 70'.

A view from 70' at the Top of the Tower Looking North.
Looking North from 70'.

A view from 70' at the Top of the Tower Looking East.
Looking East from 70'.

A view from 70' at the Top of the Tower Looking South.
Looking South from 70'.




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