To raise a push poll you start by raising the collapsed poll with the antenna mounted. Secure the bottom and tie off the guys for that section. Push up the inter most section and tighten the locking screw, then the next section, and if there is 4 section the one closest to the outside pole goes up last.
They are push poles so push them up. These ham radio operators would have had a much better Field Day if they had known that little fact.
Oh well Amateur Radio Field Day is about learning what you can’t do as well as what you can do.