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Re: [TowerTalk] Which thruse bearing?

To: "'Bill Turner'" <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Which thruse bearing?
From: "Mike Fatchett" <>
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2006 14:56:09 -0700
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Array Solutions/AN Wireless also have a nice bearing.  Yes they are worth
the price.  The Yaesu ones are some lightweight material.  The Rohn and
Array solutions versions are steel.   

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Bill Turner
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2006 9:52 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Which thruse bearing?

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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