It sure is! Thanks for the info.
I like worm-gear drive systems, since they really do not require any brake
and the absence of the loud "clunk" resonating down the tower, especially
late at night when the neighborhood's very quiet, is a good thing. For some
reason, I've also never had a worm-gear drive ever wear out or go bad in any
way. Even better is to use one that does not require cutting tower webbing
to fit it in, which is the classis Tail-Twister problem!
73 de Steve, WB2WIK/6
"If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough." -
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim Smith [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 06, 2002 11:00 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: [Towertalk] Tailtwister won't turn.
> Hi Steve,
> I just bought a double worm drive rotor to turn my about to arrive
> C4SXL. You can check it out at http://www.alfaradio.ca/alfaspid.html.
> My antenna is mounted on the roof right over the bedroom. The current
> rotor on the TH3 wakes my wife up whenever the brake is operated. She
> cannot hear the AlfaSPID. Should be good for an extra 100 Qs in every
> Hope this is of interest.
> de Jim Smith VE7FO
> Steve Katz wrote:
> >Have to admit the below is a "brute force" solution that can be a bit
> >expensive and a bit of work, but I have also pretty much given up on Tail
> >Twisters. Powerful, yes. Good design, no. My next "big rotor" will
> have a
> >worm gear drive and no brake at all!
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