I lost my tower and antennas a few weeks ago in a storm and I am now
considering a UST crank up. I received a decent price on the TX-472, with
shipping from their Kansas plant a big break in costs. However, the size of
the top section is a concern. I have the C.A.T.S. RD-1800 rotor and, according
to their e-mails, this won't fit in the 12 1/2" section. The medium duty
HyGain rotors are the only ones recommended. I want to have a StepIR 4 element
6-20 and a 2 element 40 meter beam on the mast.
I really like the RD-1800. It has turned a 5 element 20, 2 element 40, and 3
element 10 meter beam w/o a problem for 5 years. I can't see going to a
lighter duty rotor because of UST's small top section.
The Tashjian LM-470 top section is wider and I would have no problem but the
shipping from CA would be quite expensive.
I can't climb anymore and the crank up is the best choice for me.
Does anyone have a comment about the rotor issue. I can't believe that all UST
TX series owners are using Ham IV, or CD-45 rotors.
73, Tom W8JWN
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