Almost back

By: BruceMac , 4:03 PM GMT on March 29, 2014

My station made it back a week early but due to personal commitments and ironically, bad weather I won't have it reporting for another week. I've decided to re-site it a few dozen feet west. I'll have to wait for the current storms to pass before I pour the concrete for the mounting post. Technical issues aside I'm hoping to be back on the air by April 7th.

After reading the CWOP Station Siting Guide I'm thinking of moving my wind sensor suite onto a 10 meter mast. Has anyone done this as an DIY project? How did you address issues such as:

- Lowering it for maintenance (infrequently, I would hope)
- Lightning protection
- Attaching guy-wires to the mast
- Slope of the guy-wires
- Material for the guy-wires
- Protecting guy-wires from animals. Cattle in my case who like to scratch their behinds on things.

Your thoughts would be welcome.


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