...installing the dish (crane work)

1 ...rigging the az-el mount to move over it over to the tower (March 9, 2005).

2 ...loading the az-el mount onto the truck for transport to the tower (March 9, 2005).

3 ...lifting the az-el mount into position (March 9, 2005).

4 ...bolting the az-el mount onto the Rohn-80 tower section (March 9, 2005).

5 ...positioning the three 2"-diameter mounting pins to receive the dish (March 9, 2005).

6 ...lifting the dish to turn it over on its back (March 9, 2005).

7 ...turning the dish over on its back to rig for the primary lift (March 9, 2005).

8 ...ready to rig for the primary lift (March 9, 2005).

9 ...lifting the dish to install the counterweight support arms (March 9, 2005).

10 ...positioning the counterweight support arms for installation onto the back frame (March 9, 2005).

11 ...bolting the counterweight support arms to the back frame (March 9, 2005).

12 ...lifting the dish (~2400 lbs) w/counterweights (2 x 450 lbs) onto the tower (March 9, 2005).

13 ...using the small tractor to tilt the dish slightly to aid in inserting the retaining pins (March 9, 2005).

14 ...disconnecting the lifting straps after pinning the dish (March 9, 2005).

15 ...lifting the feedhorn support structure (March 9, 2005).

16 ...installing the feedhorn support structure onto the rim of the dish (March 9, 2005).

17 ...removing the lifting straps from the feedhorn support structure (March 9, 2005).

18 ...mount, dish, counterweight, and feedhorn-support-structure installation completed (March 9, 2005).