The Bristol 70cms Repeater Group
LANSDOWN SITE PHOTOGRAPH GALLERY
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The day the MK III GB3BS repeater arrived at Lansdown we were not yet ready for it, so the bench had to do.
Work in progress on the comms room. this was after filling in holes with builders foam and cement.
Cabinet arrive and we again were not ready. But when its free you cannot really say 'not yet'.
The Cabinet was removed, painting completed and then refitted. Room looks better.
Industrial tray work (donated) with our feeder from the tower mounted antenna.
The old electric board was unsafe.
We inherited this old 3kW generator, and it started first time.
We only need one hole through the wall not four!
Just the colision light feed to tidy up and, Whats the other wire?
Industrial tray work (donated) fitted to support the feeder and power runs.
Feeder with 1/4 wave stub to get rid of static.
The New (donated) Distribution boards. Essental supplies left, everything else on the right.
We also inherited this circa 1970 generator control panel (The charger left is more 1980's)
Inside the control panel.
The original Neon anti-collision light just before it failed.
New LED replacement anti-collision light.
The site tower.
The plan was our antenna would be mounte about 3/4 way up the SW leg of the tower.
Mat taking yet another crazy photograph.
At the top of the tower was an old VHF antenna, not a lightning finial.
Who were we to argue about antenna possitions on a tower that did not belong to us. It took oooh 3 seconds to accept the relocation.
Mat at it again with his photographs
Also on the tower at the 1/2 way point is our 5GHz microwave link (on right leg)
The commerical dishes on the tower.
The site from the air. Photograph (C) Steve G4MCQ. Used here with permission.
The landlord wanted our antenna to replace the VHF antenna so we were out of the way if any other service needed to go on the tower
Being a commercial site did mean access was only possible by employing a professional rigging company.
The Black 1.5 GHz Microwave disk was decommisioned and removed in 2015.
Also on the tower is our outside
temperature probe (The second mesurement read out on GB3BS @ 7mins past the hour).
Old Google earth picture of the site. Now replaced.