Don't complain about rigging your antenna in bad weather again.

Some photos from maybe 20+ years back of antenna work on Green Lowther GM/SS-056. These microwave links were an essential part of the UK telecoms infrastructure back then. Now mostly replaced with fibre optics.

Anyway, next time you decide to play SOTA and the WX is sub-optimal, remember these guys who had no choice about working on antennas at the top of summit.



For context, what they were working on in (somewhat) better weather.


A few years back my MR team ended up rescuing a telecoms engineer who badly broke his leg while returning down a hill after working in severe weather. Definitely a tough job!

Looks functionally similar to the old AT&T Long Lines setup years ago.