|K9NBH antenna party - late 1970 - These towers were all on the roof of Bldg 3
(I think it was) mainside at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center. This was a 3-1/2 story building
with a peaked roof. The closest tower in this picture was the VHF tower. Following pictures show the
antennas that went on this tower. The next tower behind the VHF tower appears to hold a VHF Super Station
Master type antenna, and must have belonged to base security. The tower beyond that had a 10-meter Yagi
on it. If you look closely along the left side, you'll also see the elements of a tri-band Yagi that was
on another tower, along with the ground plane elements of a CB antenna protruding into the picture.
|K9NBH antenna party - late 1970 - I'm sitting on the roof lighting my pipe, and Ed Wylde,
WA0YBB, is scoping out the elements of the collinear. You can't really see it in this picture, but there was a steel plate on the roof below the base of the
tower. The upper floor of the building, below the peaked roof, held the base library. When the hams
were working on the tower sometime in the past, the mast got away from them, fell down through the tower,
crashed through the roof, and fell into the library. After that, public works installed the steel plate
to keep that from happening again.
|K9NBH antenna party - late 1970 - This picture shows the antenna going to the
top of the tower. The two people nearest the top of the tower are myself and a snipe whose name escapes
me at the instant. I'm not sure who the third person below us is, but it could be Ed Wylde. Notice he
doesn't have a safety belt on!
|K9NBH antenna party - late 1970 - The VHF tower after the antenna was man-handled
to the top and mounted.
|Ed Wylde, WA0YBB, in the K9NBH station sometime in 1970.
|Randy Hoops, K0CM on the left and Kermit Hickman N0CZU on the right operating the K9NBH station in 1968.