> A little info to add. Our club station has a KT34XA and Hygain
> Discoverer 7-3 (3 ele) on 15 foot mast above 72 foot tower. The
> T2X broke teeth off the same gear 3 times in 5 years. About $25
> for the gear and easy to replace. We have regular winds in the
> fall (20-40 mph gusts some can reach 60 mph) which last 12-24
> hours and happen a dozen or so times. It is the bouncing back
> and forth that does it in.
> Dan KI6X
A cheaper solution than spending $1000 for an Orion rotator would be to add
a W6QHS-style shock absorber between the T2X and the mast. See Dave's book
"Physical Design of Yagis" for details.
73 Bill N6CQ/3 (firstname.lastname@example.org)