Antenna Mechanics

The antenna mechanics take care of the surface and structural aspects of the antennas.

Phillip during the split
Phillip watches for problems during the replacing of an azimuth bearing.
Adrian in the dish
Inside the dish, Adrian makes adjustments to some of the panels to insure the parabolic shape of the surface.
Ramon and Frank
Ramon and Frank use the cherry-picker to make some repairs to the outer structure of the antenna. The dish is currently inside the antenna barn for routine maintenance and upgrading.
John tests the viscosity of the paint used to touch up the surface.
Ramon and Steve
Ramon and Steve confer about the azimuth bearing.
A new exhibit in the VLA Visitor Center features the Antenna Mechanics at work.
Modified on Friday, 26-Sep-2008 12:09:36 MDT