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Re: [TowerTalk] Vertical Automatic Tilt Over

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Vertical Automatic Tilt Over
From: Bob Nielsen <>
Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2005 09:11:12 -0800
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On Sat, Jan 29, 2005 at 09:55:56AM -0600, Richard Thorne wrote:
> 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.

I recall seeing something similar in an old Handbook or Antenna Book.

As to automating the tilting, watch the "Red Green Show" on PBS and 
you'll find a bunch of ideas.  :^)

Bob, N7XY

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