Selected ham shack and tower photos.
Above: top lateral thrust bearing made of ½ inch Teflon creating very low friction bearing. The Tail Twister rotor below easily handles the vertical load.
Above: Mast in place – notice the grounding braid connecting the mast to the tower.
50 foot Glen Martin with Mosley TA-53 beam attached to hazer elevator on side of the tower it also supports 75-meter double Zepp fed thru a tuner to use on 75 thru 30 meters and an inverted “L” for 160-meter operation.
The base of the tower with ground straps running into ham shack. Copper block on right allows all ground radials to terminate at a common ground point. Copper is isolated from the tower by stainless steel blocks.
Above laptop computer running SmartSDR with Flex 6500 SDR. Icom 756Pro II serves as a backup rig.
Both photos above: old shack 2013 before Flex 6500 acquired