In a message dated 97-01-29 16:07:00 EST, you write:
>I am interested in building/purchasing a raising fixture for my
>crankup/foldover tower. I understand that at least one of these
>is availible commercially. However, from what I understand they
>are quite expensive. If anyone has ever built one of these or knows
>of some possible sources for one I would like to hear from you.
Hi, Paul --
This project should be undertaken ONLY if you get an engineer involved.
Is the tower designed to be lowered? The forces exerted by cranked-over
towers are tremendous. Either get the factory designed unit or have the
aforementioned engineer design one for you. If there is no factory fixture
available, there is probably a reason why not. DO NOT attempt to hip-pocket
engineer one. Please.
73, Steve K7LXC
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