Here are some notes from Peter. But first a big thank you to Nick and Peter for their work on Wednesday 15/2/23
Nick and I went down to Mount Richmond and completed the following :
- Removed the rust from the hut.
- Applied cold galv primer to any bare metal areas.
- Spray painted the first of 2 coats in Heritage Green.
- Obtained details and measurements of the proposed repeater installation.
- Gathered info to build a frame to support the solar panels.
- Took numerous photos.
Since arriving home, I have received a phone call from Tim VK3TIM thanking SERG for today’s work. He has become very supportive of the project and is now offering more support. I have received his permission to hold the keys to the site until the project is complete.
Tim is offering to get an arborist to the site to remove some trees that may cause some shading to the panels.
The equipment rack was measured up today, and unfortunately the blue cabinet is too tall to fit into the hut. Therefore, the mini-rack that I built, (which is at the Clubrooms) will now be pressed into service, but a new solar control panel will need to be built. I have Tim’s permission to mount it on the wall above the repeater rack.
Today I spoke with Andrew VK5VKC, who will ask his boss if we can borrow a 15m cherry picker, as the mono-pole is 12m high and we may be able to do our own antenna work. This activity has been pre-approved by Tim VK3TIM.