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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tower mast..
Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2006 09:43:04 EDT
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In a message dated 9/18/2006 8:46:05 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

>  If you want something much more burly, look for a  differential from a 
wrecked vehicle.  They're used all the time in  horse hot walkers for 
    The Finns have many rotating towers and I've got  pictures of one that 
used an automobile steering wheel, shaft and  gearbox. The steering wheel was 
the shack and the shaft went thru the wall  to the bottom of the tower. 
Clever, cheap and worked FB.
    He had a small piece of rope attached to the  tower and it went into the 
shack thru a number of pulleys with a weight on the  end. It had an arrow on 
it and as the tower turned, the pointer moved to  different heading 
indications. Again, clever, cheap and worked FB. 
Steve    K7LXC


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