Makes sense that a large rotator will not fit in that tower. It's only
rated for 10.3 sq ft at 70 mph. The antennas you listed will be much
more than that. I have the same antennas (4 el SteppIR + XM240) on an
HDX-555 (rated for 29.5 sq ft at 70 mph) and that maxes out the tower
out at 74 mph with gusts to 95.
Tom Martin wrote:
>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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