Internet Tower Completed
Franklin and Jayro pose next to the complete tower. This will serve as support for a variety of antennas, and also the weather station components. If you look behind Franklin's hand you can see the wind velocity / direction indicator.
The components have a WiFi link to a computer program that samples the sensor outputs and collects a weather history. There is not much weather information available for the north of the country.
Materials and labor (including the Claro paint job) cost right at $200 for the 6 meter tower. We hauled it to the farm yesterday evening .. . The tower was very well crafted, straight and square. The base is 1.5 meters wide and will be bolted to a concrete slab that we are pouring on top of a large rock outcropping that is about 2 meters high. You can search for - Promised Land - to see the rock.
Franklin asked me to mention: "If anyone else needs a tower, you can give them my number ..."