21 July 2004. Dismantling antenna 4. Al, Mark, Les, and David remove the primary reflector from the pedestal.
Click on the thumbnail to see the full picture.

Al Masters in receiver cabin. Gary and Les prepare to seal the top of the pedestal with plywood reflectors and pedestals ready for transport

29 Sep 2004. The big crane arrives and the crew from Bigge begins loading pedestals on trucks to transport them to Cedar Flat.
Click on the thumbnail to see the full picture (about 1 MByte each).

Positioning the crane to pick up the first pedestal. Pipes inserted through the yoke are used to lift each pedestal. Torching through the leg to access a jammed bolt. Cutting through the weld on the base of a support leg. Backing trailer under the pedestal. Shimming the pedestal with plywood. Chaining down the load. Jim Morgan checks the load height.  Every inch counts. Loaded truck.