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The transporter lifts the antenna off its three piers inside the barn. The pier in the middle of the track is made of steel, rather than concrete, and is removed from the floor and stored out of the way. The transporter then, very carefully, moves the antenna to the back of the barn to the steel support structure on which the dish will rest. Transporter and support structure
The tolerances are so close that the antenna cannot be safely moved into position without some adjustments. In the picture on the left, the stairway railing of the antenna is being cut. In the photograph on the right, the welders are removing part of the railing from the support structure. The pieces will be welded back together when the antenna is removed.
Removing the stairway railRemoving
support structure railing
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Modified on Friday, 26-Sep-2008 12:09:36 MDT