N5XU — ALMOST – back on the air

As I am typing this update to the N5XU website, I am sitting outside the new shack on the 10th floor of ETC, while contractors are completing the cable string task started early this morning (Halloween, Oct 31).

The tower has been moved, installed, and the antennas have been hung on the roof of ETC. Derek and I cut the cables last weekend, and today they have been installed in raceways and conduit up to the roof. The guys are just now putting hooks on the wall to keep cables out of the way.

Next step is soldering more PL259’s and connecting the rotor, and then N5XU should be BACK ON THE AIR.

After initial tests, we’ll install the antenna switches and the VHF side of the station.

I’ll provide some more info when things are working !!!!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN from n5xu !!!!

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