N4AR went one step further on a 10 / 15M stack.
He built a housing to support a thrust bearing and Tailtwister
rotor at ground level. He then stacked galvanized pipe along
side the R45 tower, spaced and supported by angle iron? braces
attached to two tower legs. U-bolts were loosely placed around
the rotating mast by putting nuts on each side of the brace
creating a small gap to allow the mast to rotate. (Aluminum
channel could also be used to the bracing).
de Tom N4KG
On Fri, 17 Dec 1999 22:31:42 EST KI7WX@aol.com writes:
> Fun thread....
> >Ring rotors or swinging gates with HAM series rotors
> >can handle the lower C3E's.
> Just a quick thought on the swinging gate. If you don't mind having
> lower two antennas pointed in the same direction you can mount two
> "gates" on
> one pipe and save the cost of the third rotor. W6EEN used this
> approach on
> his 6x6x6 10M array and it works super with a Yaesu 1000SDX. If I
> correctly, Stan is making this "extended" swing gate type of mount
> for those that don't want to brew thier own.
> Put three C3s on a 90 foot tower plus a 2L 40M up top and you'll
> make a lot
> of Qs at a reasonable cost. I'm sure the pattern goes to heck for
> the three
> stack, but you can spray RF in a couple different directions and
> different angles which is nice. A three stack of Skyhawks or C19s
> will do
> better still. Not exactly "ultimate" anything, but not too shabby
> and a
> whole lot easier to keep up than the previously mentioned three
> stack of
> C31XRs or 10 individual monobanders!!!
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