I'm fortunate to have a tiltover tower, so the mast will be horizontal for
assembly into the mast clamps. Would that be the best time to drill the hole
through the mast? Jerry K3BZ
----- Original Message -----
From: "Pete Smith" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Jerry Keller" <email@example.com>; <K7LXC@aol.com>;
Sent: Friday, August 29, 2003 5:35 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] 8 pin rotor quick disconnects
> At 05:11 PM 8/29/03 -0400, Jerry Keller wrote:
> >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
> >the manual for the Yaesu G-800DXA rotator I'm in the process of
> >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. :-)
> Don't feel bad, Jerry. Both of mine are pinned, but in each case the
> who drilled the mast got the hole just far enough off line so that I
> couldn't get the bolt through. I was the idiot in the second case, but
> first one was a supposed machinist.... I wound up using a smaller
> bolt in each case to do the pinning. It has worked OK so far (8 years in
> one case).
> 73, Pete N4ZR
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