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From: (Dick Weber)
Date: Sat, 5 Apr 1997 07:16:34 -0600

        Hello Dennis,

        Here's a way to slove your problem provided your mast clamps will open 
up to about 2 1/2 inches. Go to a local farm supply store or industrial supply 
house and get two pieces of rubber belting. They will be placed bewteen each 
clamp half and the mast. Or stated differently, the rubber belting pads go 
between the clamp halves and the mast.  

        The rubber provides more friction. The coefiicient of friction of 
steel-on-steel or steel-on-Aluminum is much lower then metal-on-rubber. With 
the rubber belting in between the mast and clamp halves the friction connection 
is highly enhanced. 

        For gosh sakes, don't drill and pin the clamps to the mast!


Dick, K5IU

From:   Dennis Alexander[]
Sent:   Saturday, April 05, 1997 2:08 AM
Subject:        [TowerTalk] Create Rotators RC5-3B

I have the large Create rotator. It uses a pair of cast aluminum clamps
to clamp the mast, in my case a 2" OD mast.

I have broken three of these clamps.  You can not get the bolts tigh
enough to prevent the antenna from turning.

I have complained to Create and they have sent more clam shells.

Has anyone experienced this before? If so, how did you fix?

Have a Nice Day,

W5KU ex-K2UA
Dennis Jay Alexander
1964 FM 1094
Sealy, Texas 77474

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