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Subject: [TowerTalk] Which thruse bearing?
From: Bill Turner <>
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2006 08:51:53 -0800
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I've had towers for years but never used a thrust bearing. Now I want
to. In comparing the Rohn TB-3 and the Yaesu GS-065 I see the Rohn
sells for about three times the price. Is it three times better? 

This may sound odd, but the reason I want a thrust bearing is to
provide a lightning path directly from mast to tower rather than
having the strike go through the rotator to the tower. In other words,
I want to use the thrust bearing to ground the mast as opposed to
having the mast free-floating. Does that make sense?

All comments welcome.

Bill, W6WRT

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