Honey… I shrunk the… tower!

Remember that movie where Rick Moranis, playing as a mad scientist, accidentally shrunk his kids?

Well, that’s what we did to the tower for 40meters!

A short time ago we had a catastrophic failure of the tower during a major extreme-weather storm (named Ifaistionas), which caused the upper portion of the tower to collapse.

This resulted in the tower dropping down to about half its usable height (11 meters from 21 meters it was before). So, on Sunday, 23rd of Feb, SV1HLB brought over his crane, and with the help of SV1CQK and SV1CIB, they removed the remaining upper portion of the tower, leaving only 5.5 meters standing.

The purpose, of course, was to install a brand new telescopic portion to replace the lost height, and refit the tower back into its place.

The new, refurbished tower, will have a height of about 23 meters, and with the antenna mast, the total new height will be more than 24 meters! (which is a big improvement).

We can’t wait to see it completed and standing…

Removing the remaining upper tower portion for a new retrofit.
The new “antenna plus tower” height is expected to be more than 24m high!

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