Guess I'd think abt something different from water pipe for masting. Steel
tubing may sound expensive at the time, but when u have to take all the
beams etc off a bent water pipe you'll wish otherwise. I'm using steel
tubing (heavy wall ) that was scrap yard material from hydrylic tubing for
lift trucks (as I recall). At one time, I had double sleeved water pipe
that (u guessed it, bent badldy) and it took a lot of work to change out.
Look arnd for something stronger, Tom! And longer for future use (at the
Your tribander (or similar) will want to grown into a 40 M beam or WARC
beams as well.
Good luck 73 George W8UVZ
>Thanks for the info. Your solution sounds right.
>Putting the rotor near the top with a long mast
>seems like asking for trouble. My mast is 14'
>long, but it is just water pipe. I don't plan on
>stacking anything big (not even a 402CD).
>Tom - N1MM
>On Jun 30, 1996 10:00:29, 'firstname.lastname@example.org' wrote:
>>I ended up using a longer mast(like 20 feet) and put the rotator
>>a Wilson but now a Create 3B) at the bottom of that flat top section. I
>>to cut out one horizontal bar from the 25G flat top section to be able to
>>remove the rotor w/o taking it all apart, when rotor repair was needed
>>it probably will be). I used one extra rotor plate above the rotor plate
>>put the mast thru (abt halfway or more up the flat top section) to hold
>>mast centered if u take out the rotor.