Vincent is our 60ft mobile Versatower.
He is the newest addition to our contest group - makes life so much easier and safer, being able to build the antenna array at ground level and then luff it into the air!
Vincent has had quite a few modifications, all expertly carried out by Darren from Buffalo Trailers in Yeovil. We have also just added a pair of electric winches, courtesy of David Bowyer at Goodwinch, which make raising the mast an absolute breeze.
The mast is currently used to support our 2m array, consisting of 4 x 11 element Pro Tonnas. Next year we hope to be entering some HF contests too and Vincent will then be adorned with an Optibeam OB11-3.
|Not your standard mobile Versatower P60 - that would be too simple!
A pair of electric winches for luffing and raising the tower.
|We use a Pro Sis Tel rotator - loads of torque!
|We wanted to be able to keep the rotator cage permanently on the mast, so Darren has extended the chassis by 4ft and replaced the ancient towing hardware.
|Now what on earth are those enormous boxes for???
|The long box at the front stores all the antennas - no more fiddling around with a roof rack - yippee!
|The rear box keeps all the Ecoflex15 coax safe.
|The 2m array at sunset.
|The massive HF Optibeam.
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