The stock ring gear in the HAM-M/HAM-IV line is a cheap pot metal cast.
Hy-Gain has replacements in the standard or for a couple of bucks more,
have a steel version that is "hell-for-stout".
I think I paid $12.00 for the last steel one I bought. They've no doubt
up some. It's certainly worth the cost. You are not likely to crack or
the good ones.
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> To: TowerTalk@contesting.com; email@example.com
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Ham-IV problem
> Date: Monday, November 10, 1997 11:04 AM
> I would take the rotor down. Sounds like you may have striped some
> teeth from the ring gear. If you want it to last all winter, take
> down NOW and take it apart and fix it.
> paul, WG0G/W2
> Jackson, NJ
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