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.
On 4/11/2010 1:38 PM, K7LXC@aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 4/10/2010 4:31:39 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> > I have a Yaesu 1000 antenna rotor that seems to be making a bit
> noise than usual. It creeks a bit as the wind moves the antennas
> 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.
> Steve K7LXC
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