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From: "Merlin-7 KI4ILB" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2006 5:33 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Tower mast
>I like the chain thru the side of the shack idea.
> What if, I ran the chain thru some pipe between the gear on the mast and
> the gear on the steering wheel inside the shack? It could be pvc as long
> as I support it well at the tower and the holes drilled thru the shack
> would support that end. Plus that would stop a lot of the problems with
> the chain being exposed to the weather...An iced up or rusted chain would
> really suck!
> Putting the chain in a pipe or tube should do away with any slack that
> would tend to derail the chain and is very easy and cheap to do.
> Also, it would be easy to make the hardware to attach a sproket to the
> I was thinking instead of bicycle chains and sprokets useing some 530
> motorcycle chain and sprokets. Any mortorcycle repair shop should have
> some used ones cheap.
> Any more ideas?
A well oiled chain doesn't rust.
A well oiled chain is a real mess.<:-))
You might take some plastic containers to make a weater cover to protect the
chain so only a light coat of oil would be necessary to prevent rust.
Roger Halstead (K8RI and ARRL 40 year Life Member)
N833R - World's oldest Debonair CD-2
www.rogerhalstead.com (Use return address from home page)
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