Thursday, December 31, 2009

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. The boss arrives by h...
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