Using wrenches, remove CABLE CLAMPS on MAIN FEEDLINE at ANCHORS 1 and 6 (Refer to page 2-6
Remove tension completely from the MAIN FEEDLINE with MAIN FEEDLINE WINCHES and disconnect
winches from ANCHOR 1 and 6.
With one crewmember at each ANCHOR 7 (RIGHT and LEFT SIDE), disengage the ROPE TENSIONERS of
the BACK RADIATOR GUYS and CATENARIES from their anchors.
Keep a slight tension on the RADIATOR GUYS and CATENARIES.
With two crewmembers at ANCHOR 1, disengage the ROPE TENSIONERS of the RIGHT and LEFT
CATENARIES maintaining a small amount of tension on the MAIN FEEDLINE.
To rotate the antenna curtain position the crew as follows:
(1) One crewmember at each ANCHOR 7, holding the CATENARY and BACK RADIATOR GUY.
(2) Two crewmembers at ANCHOR 1; one holding a single CATENARY, the other holding the other
CATENARY and MAIN FEEDLINE.
(3) One crewmember at ANCHOR 6, holding the MAIN FEEDLINE.
With all crewmembers working together, begin to rotate the antenna curtain in the shortest route to its
When original antenna curtain position is reached, let go of all guys, catenaries and main feedline.
Return MAIN FEEDLINE WINCHES to antenna transit case.
ANTENNA IS NOW READY TO BE LOWERED.
b. LOWERING ANTENNA
When the antenna is in its originally installed direction, proceed as follows:
When positioned TOWER WINCH ASSEMBLY must be secured by anchor eye 900 cross-
wise in slot of base and two TOWER BASE pins driven in ground through winch base. If not
secured properly, antenna damage and/or personnel injury could result.