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Re: [TowerTalk] beam slippage

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] beam slippage
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Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2007 19:03:18 -0400
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I forgot to mention that usually there is a saddle between the mast and 
antenna mounting plate and the u-bolt squeezes everything together.  It is 
important that the radius of the saddle and U-bolt match your mast size.

John KK9A

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Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2007 6:44 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] beam slippage

The subject line says that the beam is slipping on the mast and not in the
rotator.  If you install the Yaseu DXA1000 per the instructions, it will not
slip without breaking something.  I am not familiar with SteppIR's mounting
brackets, however most antennas are mounted with U-Bolts around a mast.  Are
you using the correct size mast and of sufficient strength to not collapse
when tightening?  Where the mounting bolts tight when you installed the
antenna?.  The element SteppIR is not a big antenna and slipping should not
be a problem, especially in only 30MPH winds.

John KK9A

To: "Brad Pioveson W9FX" <>,TowerTalk
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] beam slippage
From: "bill rubin" <>
Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2007 15:12:41 -0500
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The rotor is a yeasu dxa1000 so a realignment is not an option. Also I have
a 2m ssb above it so it would be nice to have both pointing same direction.
Either way, I will have to move the beam, but need to prevent it from
happening again.

Some are suggesting another clamp brand Tennadyne Slipp-Nott.  But did not
know if putting a bolt through the mount plat and mast would help or be a
bad idea.

On 10/2/07, Brad Pioveson W9FX <> wrote:
> The answer - or, answers, as there can be more than one - depend on what
> kind of rotor you have, Bill, and, what kind of hardware you're using to
> secure the mast in that rotor's mast socket.
> 73, Brad, W9FX
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "bill rubin" <>
> To: "TowerTalk" <>
> Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2007 2:12 PM
> Subject: [TowerTalk] beam slippage
> > Well I just mounted steppir 3 ele on the new tower and the next day we
> had
> > a
> > storm with 30+ mph winds.  The  beam is now of by aprox. 10
> degrees.  What
> > can I do to fix this ?
> >
> > 73's Bill


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