GM3WOJ  ZL1CT   Lattice tower information pages      January 2008

Tower photos page  -  click here to visit the main lattice tower page

Thanks to everyone listed below who sent me photos (captions will be added where possible)

From Don G3BJ :



The main 80ft Versatower at G3BJ with the 40-10m Force 12 Yagi,
and inverted-V dipoles for 80 and 160. In the distance, the 60 ft Versatower
with a 3 element triband yagi.  Note the weatherproof covers (i.e. bin-bags)
over the electric winches ! This is a hilltop site, so the tower is well
guyed against strong winds.














An Autumn view of the main 80ft Versatower at G3BJ, carrying a
Force 12 40-10m yagi. The K9AY receiving loop and 90ft Titanex vertical are
also visible







A dull day view of the main Versatower at G3BJ with the 40-10m
Force 12 yagi. In the background is the 60ft Versatower with a three element
triband yagi













From Paul G6PZ :


Three photos of the rescued P100 ground post that was cut off at ground level. The post stub is welded to 2 pieces of  1/4" "H" profile steel girder.  As these posts are now becoming quite expensive this was a good way to put this one back in to service :

pz4.jpg (111326 bytes)   pz5.jpg (83058 bytes)


pz7.jpg (25618 bytes)


February 2007 - new 4-over-4 SteppIR stack (see the 'Tower problems' page for photos of the storm damage to the previous antenna system)















From Jan G0IVZ :


Right hand tower :   F12-C31XR over C31XR on a Heavy duty 4 section Versatower. Stub mast is 15ft of 2 inch dia 6mm wall alloy with 5ft of steel scaffold tube inside to strengthen through the head unit. This is extended another 15ft with fibreglass to support the 160m inverted vee over the top.

80m delta loop from the head unit.



Left hand tower : Standard 4 section Versatower with 2 alloy scaffold pole. 402CD on top and F12-C3S below. This tower if temporary guyed and raised for contests when needed.








GB5HQ 40m CW - 2006

Left tower : 5 section heavy duty Versatower with 402CD approx 10ft above head unit.

Right tower : 4 section standard Versatower with 2 ele fixed delta loop approx 15ft above head unit







Another shot of the 402cd on 5 section HD versatower.













ivz19.jpg (165292 bytes)


Rotary top for top band dipole to allow beams to rotate
below. This is approx 30 ft above head unit.







ivz22.jpg (844163 bytes)       ivz24.jpg (640235 bytes)

                                                                                     Elevated guy posts

ivz17.jpg (660208 bytes)


Modified head unit for twin guying







ivz25.jpg (497811 bytes)

Close-up of guy post










From Steve GW4BLE :



From Alex GM3ZBE :

  'There are easier ways to get to ZL !"


From Mark G4AXX :

axx2.JPG (217835 bytes)


 Andy G4KNO fitting the guys to the tower







 axx3.JPG (359725 bytes)

20 & 15 on the M100 next to a 4 ele Cushcraft at 40ft on the Range Rover pneumatic mast   (3 photos)

axx4.JPG (101839 bytes)   axx5.JPG (405894 bytes)

axx6.JPG (481312 bytes)   



The M100 supporting homebrew 3 ele 20m & 15m monobanders,
and a homebrew 4m yagi for the packet cluster













From Graeme G6CSY :

csy1.jpg (516404 bytes)The tower is a 3-section lattice on a base plate hinge and a wall
mounted tilt-over pulley system.

The full extension photo is 20m high with aerials for 23/70/144/70.

The dropped-down photo shows how it is possible to get a tower in to
a very small garden. The clearance on the 6m beam is around 30mm each
side. The apple trees need to be pruned every time the mast has to be

  csy2.jpg (73602 bytes)


From Callum M0MCX :

mcx1.jpg (79776 bytes)



for more photos of this project














From Darren G0WCW :



From Bob G4UJS :

ujs1.JPG (44141 bytes)   ujs2.JPG (24627 bytes)

ujs3.JPG (16548 bytes)


From Nigel G3TXF :



3 x M80 Versatowers supporting the antennas of the GB5HQ 20m CW station 2006.

There are numerous Versatower photos on the G3TXF web-site. 

Just look at each Contest in list of recent activities and you'll find them....










From Adrian MW1LCR :

lcr1.jpg (239952 bytes)  






    BP60 baseplate



2 photos of BXI Post Mounts converted to Versatower Base Mounts :

lcr2.jpg (222948 bytes)    lcr11.jpg (309131 bytes)

lcr6.jpg (223119 bytes)   Towers awaiting installation at the new MW1LCR station

lcr10.jpg (581299 bytes)     

   Versatower wall-mounting frame


     lcr7.jpg (198540 bytes)   

               Thrust bearing on head unit




From John MW3JNV :

jnv1.jpg (103429 bytes)   jnv2.jpg (49227 bytes)

SPID rotator (model RAK) on H2 (?) head-unit                          Adaptor plate for SPID rotator


From Cambell MM0DXC 

dxc1.jpg (503234 bytes)   dxc2.jpg (490319 bytes)

CQ WW 2006 - GM2T - some unusual tower and antennas pictures taken from the top of Barnes Ness lighthouse - 30 miles East of Edinburgh on the South shore of the Firth of Forth.

LH photo = 4 ele ZX 20m yagi on 60' trailer Versatower.  RH photo = 3 ele KLM 40m yagi on 60' trailer Versatower (plus 15m and 10m yagis on scaffold-pole masts)


From Alan 5B4AHJ :

ahj1.jpg (232302 bytes)   ahj2.jpg (101718 bytes)

Alan's new 3-section (9m) fixed tower on his house roof - the top of the tower is about 16m above ground level. The tower is guyed to the corners of the house. A Hazer-style trolley runs up the tower, which allows the OptiBeam OB11-5 to be worked on at roof level, then run up to the top of the tower.

ahj3.jpg (222552 bytes)



Prosistel PST61 rotator which is used to turn the OptiBeam










Back to lattice tower page