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Re: [TowerTalk] MonstIR/Orion problem

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] MonstIR/Orion problem
From: "Al Williams" <>
Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2006 21:21:58 -0800
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It appears that the m2or2800 clamp is a massive but poor design.  Have you 
modified yours?
What suggestions do you have.  I have two of those rotators so any 
suggestion other than
be prepared to re-clamp them will be greatly appreciated.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael Tope" <>
> I think if the materials involved are infinitely stiff, you would be
> correct. Real materials deform in response to the applied forces.
> I think that is why the M^2 OR-2800 clamp is so prone to slip.
> I have torqued the six grade 8 bolts on the Orion clamps as tight
> as I could get them with a 3/8" drive ratchet to the point where I
> thought there was just no way the mast would budge only to find
> the coax service loop on a KLM 4 element 40 meter yagi wrapped
> two and half times around the mast after a good windstorm. Those
> Orion clamps don't distribute the force very uniformly on the mast.


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