2. Antenna Structure


2.1 Azimuth Rail

The antenna leans upon the azimuth rail, which has a 18.3 m diameter and has recently (2001) been renewed. Until 2000 the rail was directly sustained by the grout basement (see fig. 2.1)

Fig. 2.1 : Original rail support

Then a more efficient solution,  in terms of endurance,  was proposed, and a  metal plate was interposed between the rail and the grout basement.

Fig. 2.2 : Installation of the metal plate (antenna lifted; left) and finished work (the plate and the basement are both white painted; right)

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