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Re: [TowerTalk] Which thruse bearing?

To: "'Bill Turner'" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Which thruse bearing?
From: "N2TK, Tony" <>
Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2006 07:32:47 -0500
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I had varying swr on 160M. I shunt feed my tower. I added a strap from the
mast to the tower leg. SWR settled down. Using a TB3.
N2TK, Tony

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Bill Turner
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2006 11:52 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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