Have both a Yaesu 800 and a Ham IV. The 800 turns a Cushcraft X7 and a 11 el. 2
mtr beam atop a 60' tower while the Ham IV turns a rotatable mast with a
stacked 4 el. 6m beam, a 11 el. 2m beam and a 11 el. 440 beam. Both rotors work
great. One thing to be cautious about the Yaesu is the bolt holes that attach
the rotor to the base plate are drilled and tapped into cast aluminum. Aluminum
is soft and the bolts have a tendency to strip the threads if the bolts are
overtightened, on the other hand if you undertighten, the bolts work loose and
Wish Yaesu had put steel nuts on the inside of the rotor housing.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Hatzakis, Jr" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Paul Henning" <email@example.com>
Cc: "Contesting Lists" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: 19 March, 2003 14 31
Subject: RE: [TowerTalk] Yaesu vs. Hygain rotor
> thoughts about hygain HAM IV vs. Yaesu 800/1000 dxs?
> See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless
> Weather Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any
> questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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