As I was at the tower the other day I found myself thinking the elevator motor looks like a mushroom growing out of the gearbox.
I spent a few hours working in the little comm shelter at the top, then descended through a bank of fog that rolled in and back out as the elevator slowly sighed and buzzed its way down.
As I neared the ground, I spotted some big mushrooms in the lawn… I went down to take a look.
And then on the balcony— another, but this one was, uh, a little different
Curious. Apparently it may have been left over from the original channel 13 VHF KOVR transmitter… I found a local ham’s page showing some far happier tubes from the same rig! Pretty cool. Kinda odd it just sat out back there but, okay.