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K6RR Concentric Mast Design (was: Mast support)

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Subject: K6RR Concentric Mast Design (was: Mast support)
From: (Frank Donovan)
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 1996 20:36:02 -0400 (EDT)
Here I go, showing my age again...

Concentric masts with two rotators, exactly as described below, were used
by K6RR at his mountaintop multi-multi during the 70s to turn large
monobander Yagis.


> Chris R. Burger, ZS6EZ, wrote:
> > 
> > A new idea that's being incorporated in my new station's design is
> > to use two concentric masts.  The inner mast has a concentric
> > rotator, while the outer mast has a motorcycle drive sprocket to an
> > offset rotator.  This way, you can have an independently rotatable
> > top antenna without much additional cost.  The rest of the stack is
> > turned through the motorcycle chain.  

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