Here are some of the pix taken during the erection of three 135 foot masts at New Sarum transmitters. These mast formed the supports for a directional log-P, HF antenna ,which was aimed at Waterkloof.
In the team picture above, I can recognise Sammy Sampson , Jock Imrie and myself but sadly I cannot put a name to the other guys, memory getting a little rusty I guess.
The crane operator raised the boom of the crane a little too steeply and as a consequence the extension boom flipped backwards causing the mast to fall to the ground.
In falling the mast hit the roof of the operators cabin, the operator was extremely lucky in that he managed to jump clear.
A good day was had by all. The photographer did well.