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Re: [TowerTalk] Trouble mounting T-2X

To: "Tower and HF antenna construction topics." <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Trouble mounting T-2X
From: Bob Alexander <>
Reply-to: "Tower and HF antenna construction topics." <>
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2010 08:21:59 -0500
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Roger (K8RI) wrote:
> Bill Aycock wrote:
>> The owners manual says the bolts are 5/16-18, 1 5/8 long. The manual shows a 
>> diagram with some unthreaded length.
>> Bill-W4BSG
> It's the hole that needs to be threaded all the way through. Normally 
> the unthreaded portion of a bolt is smaller than the threaded portion.
Sounds to me like something has been changed in the manufacturing 
process for the T2x.
I bought one about 6 years ago and have had the exact opposite 
problem...  the bolts will not
stay tight.

A few months after I installed the rotor I got home from work one day 
and my XYL handed me
a bolt and said she found it in the yard.  I knew exactly where it came 
from and went up the tower
to check it out.  Only two bolts were still in the rotor.   All had been 
installed properly with lock washers.
The two still in the rotor were loose.  After a thorough search I found 
the missing bolts and reinstalled
Over the next couple of years I had to re-tighten  the bolts once or 
twice a year.  I finally used liberal
amounts of RED Locktite on them and have not had any problems since 
then... at least not with mounting bolts.

73, Bob, W5AH

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