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Re: [TowerTalk] Limit Switches, LM 470

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Limit Switches, LM 470
From: "Mike" <>
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2009 21:35:16 -0700
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If you really get stuck email me off the group

73, de Mike K6BR

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Limit Switches, LM 470

Having added switches to 3 different LM-470's I found that there are  
several locations and ways to do it.  The DWN relay is the most straight  
forward, as it can be mounted almost anywhere below the bottom moving
The upper limit takes more care and some experimentation.  I  have used the 
short 3/8" that is welded to the bottom moving section that acts  as a STOP
the upper end.  The micro switch was mounted with a wrap  around bracket on 
the stationary section, and the trip lever was a piece of  stainless 
wire/rod bent to engage the stop mentioned earlier.  I have also  triggered
off of 
one of the cross members with a similar arrangement.  The  tower "slop" or 
wiggle requires some experimentation as the wind can cause it to  lean 
differently from time to time.    The best method is what US  Tower does,
that is sense both up and down positions with microswitches at  essentially 
ground level.  TriEx does not have a level wind mechanism which  makes the
micro a little more challenging.   I have made a support  bracket above the 
winch drum and took advantage that the cable uniformly  progresses across
drum and there is a point that is equivalent to the tower  being fully 
extended.  At least all tweaks and adjustments can be done  standing on the 
Norm W4QN

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Date: Sun, 25 Oct 2009 21:14:21 -0600
From: "Larry  Essary" <>
Subject: [TowerTalk] Tri-Ex LM-470  (motorized)
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Does anyone have  instructions and/or photos that DISPLAY the proper 
mounting of the limit  switches to the tower ?

Larry  K5XG



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