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[TowerTalk] Another Bearing Option?

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Another Bearing Option?
From: (Doug Renwick)
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 1997 07:06:01 -0600
FrankVanderZande wrote:
> Many years ago I toured a INCO nickle processing operation.
> There I saw huge rotating drums (well in excess of 100 tons)
> crush ore. The center shafts of these drums were not rotating
> in ball bearings but in blocks of wood that had been soaked in oil.
> Since I saw that, I've always thought that would be a good way
> to handle masts. Place a block of oil soaked wood in a metal
> frame on top of the tower and drill the hole to match the mast.
> Anyone doing this?
>           - Frank VE7AV     
When I operated from Woodlands, Montserrat in 1983 the top thrust
on the tower was a wooden block.  The mast supported a A3 with a 6 meter
yagi stacked above it.  It worked.


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