Its been a long time coming and Gary, MM0CUG, managed to fit into my work schedule to come round to install the mast after getting stuck in traffic on the M25, but it went up easily in a few hours.
First the ground port went in. Luckily I had covered the socket with a plant pot to stop water and other things from going down it, and it was lucky I did so as we had a very large amount or rain fall this week. It slotted perfectly into the ground socket he had sent me before the hole was dug and filled with concrete.
Next came the winch. This is an ATV winch capable of lifting 3500lbs and is remote control which will let me put the mast from inside the house and not have to come out and get wet!
Next the bottom section of the mast went on.
Here is another view of the bottom section of the mast tilted over with the sun glinting off it.
Here you see Gary, MM0CUG and Robert installing the winch cable and rotator cage.
Here is the mast in its lowered position.
Quite a few things to still do, install the rotator and alloy mast. Then the fun part of installing the antennas starts.
Will post some more when I get the time to go the work..