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Re: [TowerTalk] rotor removal question

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] rotor removal question
From: "K8RI on Tower talk" <>
Date: Sat, 15 Apr 2006 13:20:43 -0400
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It sounds like your rotator is down in the tower as is mine.
I have installed a muffler clamp with the proper fit around the mast above 
the rotator
I hook a "come along" farther up the tower and run the cable down and around 
the clamp, or was.  I now have a clevis bolted to the muffler clamp which 
makes things easier.  The whole works of antennas and mast probably weigh 
around 600# and I can raise it with one hand without breaking into a sweat. 
(I do have to remember to loosen the bolts in the thrust bearings first 

Roger Halstead (K8RI and ARRL 40 year Life Member)
N833R - World's oldest Debonair CD-2
> Hello Everyone,
> I had a problem changing out my rotor today. Its a rd1800 rotor on a rohn
> ssv tower. The 2inch mast has slid down farther on top of the  rotor mount 
> and
> Im unable to remove the rotor now(cant slide it out to  replace). Im 
> looking
> for advice on how to lift up the mast maybe an inch,  considering the 
> rd1800 is
> still underneath the mast. The mast and antenna  weigh about 200lbs and Im
> unable to lift it w/o some assistance.  The only  support I have for the 
> mast is
> the thrust bearing(should have put another plate  or support inbetween) on 
> top
> of the tower. Im considering trying to attach  some clamp or bar metal to 
> the
> mast and use a car jack or something to push the  mast back up to get the
> rotor out. Tower is 80ft and Id like to do it right the  first time. Any 
> ideas on
> how to jack the mast back  up?  Thankyou.
> Mark
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