1. The main studio under early-construction at the "Better Living Center" in Port Townsend, Washington.
2. Our first on-air mixer (made possible by our friends at KSQM 91.5 FM in Sequim).
3. One of our Electrovoice RE27/ND Studio Microphones with "pop" filter.
4. Volunteers from Port Angeles, Sequim, Port Townsend and Poulsbo assembling the tower sections.
5. Let's see, that's Tab "A" into "Slot "B" right?
6. If it isn't going to be a tower, it might be a nice small-guage railroad.
7. Bending and wiring lots of rebar for multiple foundations!
8. Forms to keep the concrete where it belongs until it becomes rock-hard.
9. The tower sections are coming together, nicely, now.
10. What a great crew! KROH - Radio of Hope wouldn't get built without our talented and dedicated team!
11. Grady Stevens and Glenn Gately discussing the early work to be done for the transmitter building.
12. "X" marks the spot for the precise tower location.
166. Getting ready for the 14kw generator.
167. Sliding down the ramp. Watch those toes!
168. Just another ten feet to go.
169. No tanks...no power! Two down and one to go.
170. Get the tie-downs, manifold and piping in place and then fill em' up!
172. Owner, Scott Kiele, has George's Electric on the job!
173. Wiring the generator.
174. Internally and externally.
175. Wires will pull-through here.
176. The new sub-panel in-place.
177. Routing to the panels.
179. Meanwhile, back at the transmitter building, air-handling controls are installed.
180. Installing additional microwave antenna for EOC communications.
181. Installed and properly oriented.
182. The air-conditioning couldn't keep up. A unit with greater capacity needed.
183. More capacity equals greater cooling. We now have a happy transmitter!
160. Hanging Broadcast and Studio-link Antennae.
158. A Few days later...success!
163. Three 120 gallon LP tanks will go here.
157. After the drive-line is re-attached. Oops!
155. Side-mounted pipes to which other items attach.
154. The main FM antennae array.
162. Mike and Jim working the first pour into the form.
152. All parts tight and ready for years of exposure.
153. This will receive the signal when placed about 65' feet up.
151. The tower nearing final assembly on Blyn Mountain.
149. "Partial assembly required."
148. All those erector-sets as a kid now pay off!
147. Antennae construction.
144. Upper and lower attachments.
145. This WILL stay in place!
143. A very solid wall attachment.
141. The main power-divider in our directional array. Mounted mid-tower.
142. Meanwhile, back at the studio, The microwave antenna support-pole goes up.
140. The main power-divider and some cables to run up the tower before too long.
139. Spreading the power around the building.
137. Breakers for every need.
136. Automatic generator-transfer device.
135. Extra heat...if it is ever needed.
134. The main power backup.
133. Our main bus to the inside.
132. George's brings it all in one trip.
131. Electrical plans call for a, LP-fueled, 14kw emergency backup generator.
130. Scott Kiele - owner of George's Electric.
129. Our outstanding electrical contracter!
128. Better weather, paint, a door and some trim.
127. ...and metal roofing.
126. Weather barrier, siding...
122. Closing in the porch-roof.
121. R-21 keeps the cold out.
120. Don't breath that dust.
118. A Good roof to be under.
117. Leaving a 'little" more for the next work party.
116. Only half a roof more to go.
115. Well, back to work, securing the first sheet.
114. Wow! That is quite the view!
113. Now the plywood roofing.
110. Only a few more left to go.
109. More trusses go into place.
107. Number one goes right here.
106. That air-hammer makes quick work.
104. Hot, hearty soup tastes wonderful at this temperature and altitude!
103. Taking a much-deserved break for good, hot food!
101. Lots of truss-plate for a roof to withstand all the show that may pile-on.
100. The walls are up and the roof-trusses are custom built for installation.
99. This snow and ice can stop any time now!
98. On its way around the corner.
97. More wall board ready to place.
96. Following the pencil line.
95. Measure twice...cut once!
94. Can I get you anything down there?
93. And for this I skipped Florida?
92. Kerchunk, kerchunk, kerchunk!
89. Skinning another wall!
87. Metal plates really bind the joints.
86. Every building should have a good porch.
85. It will be really nice to get all the skin up!
84. Hauling the tools and goods.
83. The front wall coming together.
82. Three up and one more to go.
80. I know there are tools and lumber up here...somewhere!
79. Winter really arrived at the KROH transmitter site!
78. 6" walls, vapor barrier and lots of insulation will keep the weather out.
77. As the transmitter building goes up, the trench for the backup generator goes down.
77. Can't have too much re-bar for an 80' free-standing tower on this 2000' mountain!
76. The completed form, containing hundreds of feet of re-bar, cable conduit and, eventually 25 yards of concrete, all sit upon the bed-rock
75. Multiple layers of re-bar are tied together and conduit prepared for cable-feeds to the transmitter.
74. A few weeks later, for a "non-leaning" tower, the base-section is adjusted for "plumb".
72. Prior to the main tower-form construction a solid base for tower-leveling was poured.
71. Custom-built right on site and placed into the main pit.
70. This lumber will construct the form for the tower base. Containing 25 yards of re-bar and concrete.
68. The trencher had a long, tough path (in mostly rock) to connect our future building to the transformer.
67. Hmmm, needs to be a little deeper.
66. CAREFULLY digging cross-over holes near existing underground electrical cables.
65. Digging a path to the electrical transformer for our connection.
64. Ready to move more dirt into place.
63. This pad will support the emergency backup generator for when AC power fails.
69.Taking photos of the photo takers.
61. Getting the roof-anchors in place.
58. Going from rough to smooth.
57. Fill it right to the corners.
59. The surface really begins to take shape.
56. Last-minute check of the form for the transmitter building.
54. The cement crew ready to pour.
52. Customized forms were constructed on-site to shape the tower base.
53. Hay bales and a silt fence kept loose dirt from blowing off-site and into the woods.
51. Customized forms were constructed on-site to shape the tower base.
50. The nuts, bolts and washers that hold the tower together.
47. Lots of rebar cut to fit its precise location and need.
46. The conduit pipes that will pass the coaxial cables to and from the tower.
45. The close of another day with our great volunteers heading home.
44. Another, closer, view from the Southeast.
43. A view of the transmitter building and the emergency generator foundation forms from the Southwest.
41. Another trailer-load of parts off-loaded.
48. This five foot tower-base will soon be encased in 23 yards of steel and concrete.
39. The precise "spot-finder" is right HERE!
38. That orange paint really stands out!
37. Jason Woods, of Double D Electrical, arrives to locate the MANY cables hidden underground to avoid damage and nasty surprises. No high-v
36. Anybody need any extra dirt?
42. The tower base will eventually fill this spot.
35. Moving earth around the in-place forms.
40. Red lines mark the location of the main underground power lines.
34. How much deeper do you want that hole?
32. The silt fence keeps the dirt where it belongs.
31. The hole for the tower foundation developes.
30. The foundation for the transmitter building.
29. Steel and concrete holds everything on the ground together.
28. Everything is customized for its task.
27. One of several foundation forms.
26. Cutting the pieces with precision.
25. Lots of plywood and other lumber for concrete forms and more.
24. Preparing the driveway for traffic in all kinds of weather.
23. Prayer for guidance, safety and thanksgiving for tasks well done at the end of another work-day.
22. The spur-road to our new transmitter site.
19. The BIG hole starts here.
19. The BIG hole starts here.
16. Lots of horsepower got the earth-moving equipment to the transmitter site.
17. Clearing the top of overgrowth.
15. Casselary Road Extended coming into the Maynard Peak Communications Site located on Blyn Mountain near Discovery Bay, Washington.
14. Looking back downhill, on the road headed to the transmitter site on Maynard Peak Communication.
13. One of our tall neighbors.