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[TowerTalk] Wire Dipole on rotating mast

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Wire Dipole on rotating mast
From: (Arthur Moe)
Date: Mon Feb 10 03:04:15 2003
Dana es all

Here is what I have done. I used a Rohn thrust bearing with a 4 foot arm.

I used a 4 foot length of 1 1/2 X 1 1/2 X 1/4 inch thick Al angle mounted it 
to two of the original mounting bolt holes and put a good pulley on the end.
Using copper weld for the antenna for strength. When the mast turns the arm
stays still and has caused no problems in three years of service. This arm is
mounted on the mast below the first antenna on the mast. I should also mention 
that I have a Hazer on the tower and with this method there are no 
obstructions to lowering the Hazer.



Dana Roode wrote:
> Hi -
> I have a 80m dipole to put on my tower and have a US Tower "Inverted Vee"
> mount that rotates freely on my 2" mast.  If I want to put that up a few
> feet on the mast above the top of the tower, I need to attach something to
> the mast that the Vee mount can rotate on.  What do others use for this, or
> is this a bad idea?
>    Dana
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