At 11:52 AM 3/29/1997 -0500, you wrote:
>In a message dated 97-03-29 11:29:34 EST, email@example.com (Chuck Sudds)
>> I just received my new T2X rotor from Norm's and have bench tested it and
>> everything works just fine. I will be installing this within the next week
>> in my Rohn HDBX48 with top thrust bearing. I will be rotating my KLM
>> Tri-Bander and a small 2M beam. I am installing new 8-wire rotor cable at
>> the same time. The cable run is only about 80ft.
>> My question is: Is there anything else that I should do before installing
>> this new rotor?
> Well, yes. The T2X will fit but won't rotate in the BX series of
>towers without some modifications. The case ears that stick out on the T2X
>are the culprits. One thing you can try is to bend out the X-braces at the
>rotator. This is from the 'bigger hammer' school of tower construction. The
>other thing that you can do is to remove the rotator shelf and re-install in
>upsidedown. This apparently gives you the clearance you need. I haven't
>tried it personally but this tip comes from Bill, W7TI, and is worth a try.
>73, Steve K7LXC
I know that a T2X won't fit in a BX-2 top section because a Ham IV just
but it might fit in a BX-3 top section.
Depends on how the tower is configured. I believe an HDBX-48 is sections BX-8
through BX-3, with BX-8 being the largest available base section.
Dave Quick WD0EKL
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