Wednesday 22 June 2011

Cable reel

We've another photo that we forgot to include in our article the other day about the delivery of the power cable equipment. This is the cable reel, fully mounted on the spool sled, ready for running out.

The cable from the nearest supply will need to run out over ground at first, before finally being buried in for the last short stretch near the antennas. This is actually a tricky business, as the cables need to be protected from ground freezing and all the problems that can bring with it.

In fact, even the above ground poles will require some special precautions. It is a common site to see leaning or collapsed power lines in the Arctic due to the soil movement at the permafrost interface.

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