racerocks.com Project Update – Feb.22, 2000

The TELUS Crew Installs the Antenna on Observatory Hill behind Pearson College.

compass 2 tree drill
Compass orientation. Sighting from a nearby tree. Len starts the drilling of the anchor holes.
base drill start susan
The triangular base of the tower is laid out. Holes are drilled in the rock First structure emerges. Susan checks on anchors.
call truck crane sections
Telus truck The crane lifts tower sections into position
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Susan and Don from Telus assemble the tower. Getting up rather high.

cable

Ed shows us the microwave cable thickness.

dish

Assembling the antenna to be installed at the top.

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Ed with antenna.

half way

spool

Ed and cable spool

clean up

John and the students in village service turn up for “site remediation”

remediation

students covering trench
after departure of truck.

teluscrews.jpgNot only has the antenna been donated, but the costs of crew and equipment for several days of installation, and the routers for operation have been provided. Telus has also agreed to assist the college in its bandwidth requirements necessary to run the streaming video from Race Rocks . We greatly appreciate their commitment as a collaborating partner in this unique venture.

Garry Fletcher on behalf of the students and faculty of Lester B. Pearson College

antenna dish at Race Rocks

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The view of Race Rocks from the top of the antenna.

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