OK, so my elbow-poking comes back into my own ribs... ow!
Instead of kidding around, I should have taken the time to read further in
the manual for the Yaesu G-800DXA rotator I'm in the process of installing.
In the illustration on page 11, it very clearly shows a long 9mm bolt
(supplied) going through the mast clamps AND through the mast.
Oh, well, live and learn. :-) Jerry K3BZ
----- Original Message -----
To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, August 29, 2003 4:38 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] 8 pin rotor quick disconnects
> In a message dated 8/29/03 8:52:54 AM Pacific Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Maybe that's because the rotator manufacturer didn't say to pin it?
> > to K7LXC's Law...)
> Actually the Yaesus come with a long bolt just for that purpose. The
> problem is that the mast clamps are easy to damage so they need all the
> they can get.
> I've never been able to get an M2 Orion rotator mast clamp to stay
> for very long so I've started pinning them too. My opinion is that the
> stretch so no matter how secure the nuts are, the mast is eventually gonna
> Steve K7LXC
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