On 11/1/16 Charlie - NN3V sent out the following information and photos.
fellow IOOK VP.
is with pleasure I bring you good news from Poway.
you know, several years ago yours truly helped enlighten the Poway leaders to
the importance of ham radio, and led them to approve a new antenna ordinance for
erections in Poway.
am now pleased to tell you that W6EVO (Dave) who at the Yuma hamfest last year
was assimilated in the IOOK Brotherhood is taking advantage of the new
is installing a new tubular crank up tower at his QTH and plans to festoon it
with a FB 3 Element SteppIr yagi.
discovered a hardly used SteppIr for sale at a local ham’s QTH. The price was
simply too good to pass up. So last Saturday we spent the morning disassembling
the antenna and transported it to his QTH.
attached photos show the loading of the SteppIr components on Dave’s truck for
tower concrete foundation is curing. Over the next couple of weeks the SteppIr
elements (all the fiberglass tubes) will be recoated with fresh epoxy and the
antenna should be erected in about one month.
can look forward to having Dave join the IOOK HF nets shortly.
Believe What You Think.
On 11/17/16 Charlie sent out the following information and photos...
Poway IOOK VPs continue preparations for installation of W6EVO’s tower and
Attached is picture of the Steppir elements waiting for refurbishment.
Concrete foundation, curing.
Tower pedestal installed, waiting for tower erection.
On 11/28/16 Charlie sent along these photos...
The tower was placed on 2 dollies and ham labor proceeded to roll the tower
toward the intended erection location.
The tower is rolling toward the place where the concrete foundation is
The tower has been rolled into a position where it is a few inches from
The tower party crew is preparing to lift the end of the tower about 6
inches so it fits into the pedestal and can be pinned into the base.
The tower party crew is raising the tower into the pedestal and pinning it.
The video shows the manual erection of the tower. The voice comments are the
random patter of the moment, with a reference to a fellow by the name of "Jason Martin" who was the biggest obstacle in Poway finally enacting a ham
antenna friendly ordinance. The city's opposition was overcome through a politically astute campaign led by IOOK Vice-president NN3V, director of the
IOOK Technology Center formerly headquartered at Hara arena, and now moving to the XENIA county fairgrounds in Dayton Ohio.
The tower party is admiring the final result since this is a picture of the
tower pedestal and tower foot in the pedestal. The tower erection achieved climax!
Poway is very critical of towers that affect the "aesthetic beauty" of the
surroundings. These are photos of the tower from the edge of W6EVO's property.
If you an spot the tower, you have falcon eyes!
Many thanks to Charlie - NN3V for sharing these photos!
MA-550 Mast 11/26/16
The tower passed final
inspection today. Next step is to get the conduit from the shack (it is
hidden from the inspection) unearthed and terminated in a box at the base of the
tower. Then, restore and checkout of the rotator and stepper.
Thanks for posting Charlie’s pics.
And here is a link: https://www.go2evo.com/IOOK/
Thanks to Dave for sharing these photos...