First rotator (rotor?) I had here was a right angle gear and mast outside
the shack with a steering wheel inside to turn the antenna. Even had a
directional indicator :-) 73
> OK I'm busted...
> My budget is going to be very tight for a while after I move to the new
> qth. I kinda put my foot down with the wife so that I can get the funds
> the tower but there is not much left over after that (unless the home I am
> in now sells for a bit more than I think it will)
> Most of you might know where I am going with this by now...
> For a while I can see me turning the beams by hand. That should not be a
> problem (just a pain in !$$) as the tower will be right next to my shack.
> I could keep that set up and build a chain or gear driven rotor myself and
> add it later. I know its better just to buy one but like most hams, I like
> building stuff.
>> Maybe I"m overlooking something but, where does the rotor go once you
>> have the mast sitting on a steel ball in the base of the tower?
>> Mike / W8DN
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