January 2009 Work Efforts

1/31/09 — Built 3’x3′ concrete pad with hole thru center to mount telephone pedastal cabinet on.  Installed a piece of 20″ culvert in the ground as a cylindrical pull box at the tower end of the conduit.  I will place the concrete pad/pedastal over the pull box, and from there use 4″ conduit to route lines to the tower.  

1/23/09 — Installed a 4″ and 1.5″ underground conduit from the shack entry point to the base of tower #1 (roughly 190 feet).  Also installed a 12/2 UF cable to provide 120vAC at the tower.  Lastly, installed #4 solid bare copper from the base of the tower to the western guy post and then to the shack entry point. There are 10′ ground rods installed at 0, 20, 40, 60, and 80 feet away from the tower.  Now the tower, shack ground, and electrical ground of my shop’s main panel and my shack’s sub-panel are all bonded together.

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