Check out N6RK's web site:
I just used this approach to raise and lower my TX-455 - works like a
champ. I'll soon post a few pictures on my web page as well. If you
have a 1/2 inch drill, then about $6 in parts will get you where you
want to go.
Joe Hannigan - WDØM
Pagosa Springs, CO
wayne chapman wrote:
> Good Morning Gentleman,
> I am brand new to tower talk and to my TX-455, so please excuse me if this is
> a duplicate question from a past entry.
> In the process of my TX-455 installation I found it necessary to raise and
> lower it a couple of times, not being Arnold Swartzenager I also leaned very
> quickly its not something I want to do too often.
> So, My question is, has anyone found success with a generic 110v winch that
> would replace the hand crank unit and be far less costly than the US Tower
> $1500+ power unit?
> I also have the razing fixture but I am not concerned about it as I do not
> believe it will be necessary to tilt over the tower as often as I may want to
> raise and lower the unit.
> Thank You in advance for any help you may be able to provide,
> Wayne, W7WAC
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