Pete Smith wrote:
> How about this - turn the rotator to its clockwise stop. Then wind 3 turns
> of flexible coax loosely around the mast, also in a clockwise
> direction. As the mast rotates, the coax turns will loosen, but the
> rotator loop will always be supported by the mast.
I do the installation this way with the exception of having mine set so
the entire loop lays on the *flat* tower (ROHN 45G) top plate. In over 6
years with a rotator that turns 460 degrees I've had no problems (with
the rotator loop).
> I would also suggest cabling from your feedpoint in to the boom-to-mast
> plate, and having a connector there. Make your rotator loop a separate
> piece. That way you won't need a crane if there is a next time.
It's an extra set of connectors but certainly worth the price, effort,
and what little loss might be experienced. I have 5 runs coming down
the mast to the top plate. I'm looking at the possibility of adding a
horizontally polarized 2-meter LONG Yagi for a total of 5. I'm
seriously thinking of making the loops separate pieces with the bottom
end going to the bulkhead connectors for grounding at the top of the tower.
> 73, Pete
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