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Step 4
Bill Axelrod 1 May 2015
Getting the tower and beam up was a fun project and not as hard as I thought it would be. 

First, I rented a great big bucket truck and operator.  This gent is a virtuoso with the bucket - really amazing.   

After lifting my friend, Builder Bob, onto the roof,  the the bucket truck operator lifted the tower up in the air and then gently eased it down onto the roof.  Bob bolted the tower on the roof.   Then the truck operator lifted the antenna high into the air, the ground crew held the steadying lines, and then down onto the mast.  A little wrenching, cabling, finger-crossing, and wow!  It's done. 
The following buttons show you a step-by-step overview of the process.  Click on any of the graphics to enlarge.