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[TowerTalk] Rotators and Worm Gears

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Rotators and Worm Gears
From: seay@Alaska.NET (Del Seay, KL7HF)
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 1997 14:11:53 -0800 (AKDT)
Okay guys, look before you leap into this.
The very reason you want to use worm gears is the inherent weakness
of worm gears. 
The amount of back pressure from a large array is expended on
a very small portion of the gear. These gears usually are not designed to
have that much energy applied and unless the worm is of a very high
strength, they will fail. And a worm gear that has failed usually means a free 
wheeling antenna.
Look for proper worms if you are intent on that direction.
de KL7HF

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