New Communications Cone for Mt. Gardner

It was sometimes noisy at the top of Mt. Gardner on Bowen Island today. The sub-peak has become a forest of communications towers. One of the oldest gadgets up there is a communications cone. These fibre glass rocket cones are on about 300 mountain tops around British Columbia. They are meant to withstand fierce weather and have batteries to keep them operating for many days when the solar cells or the power lines fail. We watched a helicopter  install a new one.

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The boss arrives by helicopter to inspect the base
for the new communications cone.
Note that the old cone is leaning like the Tower of Pisa.

The helicopter left to pick up the cone at Porteau Cove, and returned about half an hour later with the cone on the end of a long line.

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The line was then used to begin to remove the construction equipment.
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The work was performed by Motionrig Systems Ltd, led by Don Johnson.

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