Dragoon is currently CARBA’s latest site. It was placed on the air on October 13, 2006. The site overlooks Texas Canyon along I-10 between Benson and Willcox, AZ. The construction and installation of the site took place over a period of about 6 months.
|Construction began in W7HSG’s workshop with help from K7RML.
|The 440 radio is a MSF-5000. It is shown being interfaced to an AS-1 squelch card.
|The link radios are a pair of Mitreks interfaced to the SRC-200 controller via an AS-1 board mounted in the metal box.
|Meanwhile, the tower crew: N7JZT, WA7PIQ, K7LHR and KB7GNX began the antenna installation.
|The 440 antenna is in a great location on top of the tower.
|There were some up’s and down’s.
|Following the antenna installation, the monsoons struck with a vengance, washing out the road to the site. Meanwhile, the radio waited, hermetically sealed, in N7CK’s garage.
|Finally, Friday the 13th arrived and the rack was loaded on the truck for it’s trip to the site.
|After a sucessful trip up the hill the rack was unloaded, …
|… unwrapped and moved into the building by KA7RTY and N6DGT.