This week, our action loving technicians dismantled the active elements of conical monopole aerial near Penguin Pass. This had been damaged in strong winds of 120 knots (which is over 200 kilometres per hour!) during winter 2014. The aerial was used for HF (high frequency) communications but we have three more systems of aerials for use, so the damage was not critical to station aviation or deep field operations.
Doug M spent two days working from a safety harness while he awkwardly disconnected and untangled wires. Ian P supervised and documented the progress from safety of the ground.
You will see from the photos that the weather was beautiful and sunscreen needed to be an essential tool of the day. Ian P missed out on the astounding views that Doug enjoyed in all directions as he monitored the comings and goings of travel training and ski landing area staff.