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Re: [TowerTalk] Rotor on the verge of failure?

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Rotor on the verge of failure?
From: Tony <>
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Date: Sun, 11 Apr 2010 14:57:55 -0400
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It's not the tower or the antennas that are creaking. The noise is 
coming directly from the rotator itself when the wind pushes it against 
it's "stops". I had an 800 series free spin a few years ago and 
certainly don't want to take a chance of that happening again.

I can send you the video if you'd like.

Tony -K2MO

On 4/11/2010 1:38 PM, wrote:
> In a message dated 4/10/2010 4:31:39 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, 
> writes:
>     >  I have a Yaesu 1000 antenna rotor that seems to be making a bit
>     more
>     noise than usual. It creeks a bit as the wind moves the antennas
>     around.
>     I recorded some video while on the tower today and was wondering if
>     anyone could tell me if the noise is normal wear and tear or if
>     it's on
>     the verge of failure? The rotor is only few years old.
>         When does it CREAK? Just sitting there in the wind? Moving? 
> All the time? One direction and not the other?
>         Creaking while the wind blows doesn't indicate any problem as 
> far as I'm concerned- just a typical working tower noise. If it works 
> normally other than that, I'd ignore it.
> Cheers,
> Steve    K7LXC
> Professional tower services for hams
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