Packing Mast and Accessories Kit. After the antenna system has been lowered and
disassembled it must be packed. Packing will protect the antenna system from damage
during shipment to a new site and ensure that all antenna components are included and
available for the next installation. The following steps will provide you with the proper
method of packing the mast and accessories kit. Refer to the Fold-Outs specified with
each step so you may identify the parts as they are discussed.
Open Fold-Out 3 and refer to View B while reading this step. Set the female
end of a mast section over the cap on the underside of the top of the launcher.
Then drop its male end over the corresponding cap on the base plate. Repeat
this procedure with the other five mast sections until there is a total of seven
mast sections in the launcher.
Refer to View B of Fold-Out 3 and locate each part referred to in this step.
Release the loading catch on the base plate of the launcher, which will
telescope an additional three-fourths inch, and lock the stored mast sections in
position. Lower the mast section remaining in the erection mechanism by
manually operating the brake rings until the mast section seats in the azimuth
plate. It may be necessary to rotate the azimuth plate to allow proper seating
of the mast section.
Swing the retaining clip on the top of the mast assembly over the top of the
mast section stored in the erection mechanism.
Refer to View A of Fold-Out 3 while reading this step.
Snap the binding wires to their lugs at the top of the mast assembly and
tighten each of the canvas straps around a pair of binding wires.
The accessory kit should contain the items shown in Fold-Out 8. Secure the
guy attachment ring by snapping the snap hook of one guy wire thru it, wind
all guy wires on the snubber brackets, and place these and the remaining items
in the accessory bag.
The mast extension kit is shown in Fold-Out 9. When a 50 ft antenna system
is disassembled be sure these items are replaced in the mast extension case.