Building a tower base on regular soil is a relatively easy task. But what if the “soil” is hard uneven rock?
Here is a photo of my situation. The starting point is an uneven rock measuring 1,6 x 1,6 meters. The blue stand offs are the old tower base.
The challenge is how to drill vertically over 16 holes 30 cm into the rock? Professionals do it by big diamond cutters/drill machines that are vertically positioned. Hilti, Huskvarna etc makes these. However, this requires a flat surface to mount these on. So it wont work in my situation…:(
So use a regular SDS Max drill and attach a horizontal libel (see photo below).
This is how it is done. Of course you would need a steel template for the hole pattern to allow you to drill vertically.
I have been doing remote DX-inf for about five years and remote contesting for about a year. This blog will focus on enhancements to the remoting that have evolved over the last years due to internet technology.
with the new technology achievements you can easily integrate stations and accessories together in a way that was difficult say five years ago. This also means you can easily change your layout and expand it without spending an awful lot of time on “debugging”.