Hygain HG-52SS Tower Project – Parts 1 & 2

Got the backhoe in to dig a hole for the tower base block. I’m going with a larger base block than recommended due to the soil conditions, winter frost heave considerations, and occasional high wind conditions here. My QTH is on a ridge just a few miles inland from the Penobscot Bay and the open Atlantic Ocean. Good for propagation to the East and South but subject to high winds from maritime polar air mass lows which often deepen more than forecast.   Check out the rocks he had to extract.  Not a project for hand shoveling!

Starting the concrete forms work. and a look at what I bought.