50kw 3 tower DA AGSC
installed all feed, sample and control cabling and set tuning
equipment. We also performed part of the RF plumbing in the
transmitter building. This was a compressed time line project due
to pending program contracts. The site was finally ready a few
days before Thanksgiving 2010. A small crew worked a few days
before Thanksgiving and came home the day before Thanksgiving. I
returned the day after Thanksgiving and worked on the cable trenches
until the full crew arrived back 2 days later. We worked on the
project between rain showers for the next 12 days. Our work was
completed 2 days before the promised handover date even dodging rain.
I found a stump hole that had been filled with mud.
MD, DC and VA laws limit the amount of weight per wheel for trucks.
This monstrosity only carries about 24 tons of material. Many tri-axle
trucks in other states carry 20+ tons.
local electrical contractor set the conduits prior to the concrete
pour. The wx was near freezing and the electrician used screws to
secure the conduits to a framework. EVERY conduit was split when we
removed the blue tape.
installation, we discovered a brand new sample line damaged on the
reel. The damage had penatrated the copper jacket. The decision was
made to go ahead and install but make provisions to install a new cable
in the future. We installed a conduit with caps from the cable pit to
the affected tower.
One of the guys noticed the anomoly when the line passed thru his hand.
Only to become hopelessly stuck themselves
This site is in the flood plane of a nearby creek and was elevated about 10ft AGL.