Obtain hammer from transit case and drive ANTENNA COUPLER BAR into ground.
Mount the ANTENNA COUPLER to the bar using wingnuts and tighten securely.
Connect the VERTICAL FEEDLINE to the top of the coupler with wingnut and tighten securely.
Connect the CENTER LAYOUT WIRE (loop of wire between clamp 3 and 4) to the ANTENNA COUPLER
BAR with wingnut and tighten securely.
Some repositioning of the CENTER LAYOUT WIRE is permitted to make this
Move the BACK LAYOUT WIRE, by taking SLEEVE with marker tag 4 from TOWER BASE to CLAMP
4(towards front of antenna) on CENTER LAYOUT WIRE, and connect in CLAMP 4.
Hold CLAMP 4 and stretch out BACK LAYOUT WIRE (forming a "V" with both ends) between CENTER
LAYOUT WIRE. and RIGHT and LEFT SIDE LAYOUT WIRES.
Visually check the two top ROPE TOWER GUYS to see if they touch the antenna curtain. (If they do,
release tension in the rope tensioner of the affected buy until there is no contact or disconnect guy at its
respective anchor (6) and attach, under slight tension, to the base of the TOWER).
Remove unused original ANCHOR 1, 6, and 7 and store in antenna transit case.
Reconnect transmitter coaxial cable to ANTENNA COUPLER.
Remove "Out of Service" tag from transmitter.
THIS COMPLETES ANTENNA CURTAIN ROTATION.
2-8. LOWERING AND DISASSEMBLY
Lowering and disassembly of the antenna requires a crew of six (includes a designated crew chief). Perform
lowering and disassembly as follows:
DEATH ON CONTACT
Transmitter must be shut down and tagged "Out of Service" before lowering antenna.
Contact with high RF voltages can be fatal, and electromagnetic radiation can cause
severe or fatal internal burns, Antenna must NOT be lowered or rotated in winds
higher than 20 MPH (32 km/h). Antenna damage and/or personnel injury could result.
If the antenna curtain has been rotated to a new direction of radiation (beam), it MUST
be returned to its originally installed direction before lowering. Antenna damage
and/or personnel injury could result.
a. ROTATION BEFORE LOWERING ANTENNA
To rotate the antenna curtain back to its original position prior to lowering and disassembly proceed as follows: