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Re: [TowerTalk] Can motorized crank up's be manually

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Can motorized crank up's be manually
Reply-to: "Tower and HF antenna construction topics." <>
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2010 08:56:57 EDT
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In a message dated 4/3/2010 6:34:43 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

>  We  just went through a big wind storm all last  night [ thursday 
night/fri morning].   The  commercial  AC  power flickered and dimmed
a few times.  It eventually died  for  2 hrs. 

>  Ok,  what happens  with the   HDX-689... when it's fully extended, and 
els all broadside to the wind.. and  power goes off ?? 

>  Can these things  be  brought  down manually .. safely.... by another 
method ??   [ hand winch,  cordless drill, etc]

I don't think anyone  mentioned taking the guard off of the motor V-belt 
and then removing the belt.  Then you can turn the transmission pulley by 
hand. It's a slow laborious  process but coming down is relatively easy - 
gravity is your friend. Raising  it is much harder manually. 
Steve     K7LXC


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