I smile at the responses you have received on your plans for the KT34A. I
smile as I agree with most of them. The HD73 is the poorest of all rotors
for amateur radio. Has one poor braking system. In fact hardly any.
(BTW you can find a HAM-M rotor or Ham II for less than $150 and they won't
windmill like the HD73). The mast idea is not a good idea. Check out the
windload on that beam and my bet is that you will not want to use a simple
The beam should not be mounted more than a foot above the support structure
as others have said. And don't kid yourself, a mast fastened to the side
of your house could probably rip the side of our house off. It's happened!
In fact many communities won't even let you mount a mast to the side of the
house any longer.
My suggestion is to use nothing smaller than a roof tower or Rohn 25
others have suggested. But better than that get a real tower! A Rohn
a Universal or
US Tower. Wait a little longer and save the bucks that's needed to do it
right. You don't
want your beam and mast (you have suggested) to fall on your kids, neighbor
or you! You can usually find one used if you look a little longer!
Good luck. Do it right and you won't be sorry Scott!
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