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From: "Richard Thorne" <>
Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2005 09:55:56 -0600
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I live in a restricted neighborhood but I would like to put up a Cushcraft R8 or Hygain 640 10 through 40m vertical.

I plan on installing it on a tilt over mast so it will be out of site when not in use, I think the neighbors could live with that.

So I got to thinking it would be nice if I could hit a switch in the shack to tilt it over or tilt it up.
I was thinking I could sandwich a 2" alumium mast between a pair of 4x4's with a bolt at the top for the hinge point.

Has anyone seen such a device. I'm sure this will have to be home brewed using an air cylinder or maybe a rotor and some limit switches.

Any ideas?

Rich Thorne ARS: N5ZC AMA: N5ZC Amarillo, TX


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