On Mon, 26 May 1997 10:42:37 Donald Milner <email@example.com> writes:
>Hi to the list,
>I have just bought a tailtwister rotor second hand. I have been told
>to operate the rotor while the tower is in the horizontal position.
>tower is a tilt over tower.
I have a 52' crankup Hy-gain steel tower with a Hy-gain Explorer 14. The
roter is a Hy-gain Ham IV. I have the same problem. The rotor must turn
the antenna in order to clear trees and part of my roof. I turn the
rotor when the tower is tilted at about 45 degrees. I have done this at
least 50 times and found this created no problem whatsoever. My rotor
cable has a jack enabling me to bring my rotor control outside so I can
monitor the position of the antenna and rotate the antenna precisely to
clear any obstructions as the tower is tilted or raised.
Hope this info is helpful.
73 de Dave Hyman KB0ONF
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