Several people quickly volunteered their Saturday for this project.
Two of the four were new to CNHARC. Jeff, N1ZZN is from
but also has a cottage on Lake Winnisquam.
Jason, WA1NH (L) installs two-way radio and cellular sites for a
Most of his work is high on a tower but today's work is firmly on
Jason is from the seacoast area, is very active in NH-ARES and is a new CNHARC member.
Ground rods and solid copper ground wire.
The morning audience of a dozen grew to several hundred by mid-day.
We could access the building only between acts so some planning was
The addition of a large APC UPS donated by ch5
now provides much needed AC power surge protection
Both Jeff and Jason install
commercial transmitter sites for a living.
Dick is a VERY brave man!
This location is adjacent to the building
Pounding 8ft copper ground rods into NH granite is an oxymoron.
The only workable solution was to fan-out several ground rods at an
We will present additional options to Gunstock management but this is a very
Many ground wires are routed underground.
This solid copper plate is well insulated from the building
The audience and entertainers were asked to exit the summit and most
We never heard the storm warning because we were working under the
The lift was shut down and we were almost alone at the summit but
the lift was restarted to enable our hasty retreat.
Irony: The National Weather Service uses this repeater site to help prepare their
Lets move this chair into high gear and get the heck outta here!
Again, a big thank you goes to Gunstock management
for their continued support !