March 21, 2004 W3YJ Repeater Work

Here's the W3YJ (443.45 MHz / 100 Hz PL) Repeater mast (below) and our Antenna (below right)

Mast (building) details:
Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Avenue, University of Pittsburgh
Build in 1936.
Ground Level altitude approx. 920 feet above sea level
Building Height: 535 Feet (209th Tallest Building in the world and the tallest school building in the western hemisphere)

Here's the W3YJ Mascot... the Cathedral Roof Peregrine Falcon...

Andy (WA3PBD) drilling the mount for the new power amp...

The new amp mounted...

The legendary Bird Watt Meter in action...

Andy getting everything back together...

WA3PBD Homebrew Battery Charging circuit and the Power Amp Cooling fan ...

Emergency Power Back up Batteries now installed...

The Lightening Rod!


This interactive camera is located atop The Cathedral of Learning, an historic landmark and the second-tallest education building in the world at 42 stories and 535 feet tall. It is also the geographic and traditional heart of the University of Pittsburgh campus. The views from this cam include Schenley Park, downtown Pittsburgh and the training facilities for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the University of Pittsburgh's football team, the Panthers, across the Monongahela River on Pittsburgh's South Side.

 


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