>Ok...lets get away from the lighting your tower thing and move on somewhere
>else. I wish I would never have written my comments. Do what is needed for
>I am putting up a TH6DXX and need some advice.
>To mount a rotor lower in the tower...what do you guys suggest? I've done
>this before, but have cut a rung on the Rohn 25 G to do so. Doesn't make me
>feel good. So, how do you get a HAM IV in the tower lower than the top
>shelf without cutting a rug. Do you "bend" on the diagonal braces?
>Your advice and suggestions welcomed.
K7LXC has said many times that a Ham-M or Ham IV will fit right in between
the diagonals without cutting or permanently bending any of them. I doubted
it, but he is right. I put one in my tower near ground level just to see if
I could do it. It goes in. You just have to position it correctly and push
a little. I don't think there is any way I could ever explain it with
words. Just keep trying.
The REAL problem, as I see it, is what do you mount it on once you get it
inside the tower? A standard AS25G won't fit where there are diagonals. I
actually have designed a prototype rotator plate that mounts on the
horizontal bars of Rohn 25 but I am not convinced the welds that hold them
to the legs will take the twisting that an HF beam of any size will put on
them. I have never tested this idea with a real antenna/rotator mounted
with this plate.
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