A new K4KIO hex was waiting for me when we got back from the Outback trip. During the last week I started the work and today I've completed the swap.
Had to straighten the mast and clean the trust bearings. Today I've assembled the new hex and mounted in on.
Here the rods are attached to the base plate and the shape is formed
The band wires are in place.
This was the hardest part of the job. Attaching to the mast.
It is now upright and ready for work. Quick trip down to the shack to check if it hears and transmits.
Beautiful sight... isn't it?