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Re: [TowerTalk] Glen Martin Roof Top tower

To: "Gene" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Glen Martin Roof Top tower
From: "W5CPT" <>
Date: Fri, 9 Jul 2010 15:26:45 -0500
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The plans sounded fine until you wrote "Archer rotator".  Go to Norm's Rotor 
Repair ( ) . He sells rebuilt rotors and some of 
the better upper end "TV" rotors. You will spend much less time messing with 
the rotator if you do. 

Clint - W5CPT

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Gene 
  Sent: 09 July, 2010 3:15 PM
  Subject: [TowerTalk] Glen Martin Roof Top tower

  Looking at Glenn Martin 26 foot tower, to mount on my deck about 8 foot
  below the eve and extended above the peak of the house with an Archer
  rotator, masting, and H frame 4 element 1296 MHz beam set up.  This should
  work well, getting me 6+ foot off ground with the deck level, then
  eve(wallmount) bracket at about 8 foot level, then go on up the rest of the
  way with a 10' foot mast.  Glenn Martin will assemble the tower into three
  sections and as I do not live that far away I will go and pick up.   Bring
  the three pieces hoe and assemble them from low to high.  Nice thing about
  the mount/tower is it has a climbing side and can be worked off the roof as
  well up a bit of the way.  Makes for a nice install that is self sufficient.
  Do not know if I am missing anything here, but welcome to input.  Will take
  a few weeks for them to get the materials and etc together then will drive
  down and pick up the addition to the antenna farm here which is sub-urban.
  Think this will look neat from front of house with no guys, etc.

  Any thought appreciated, plan on using the rotator bracket lower in the
  tower, and the thrust bearing on top with the rotator from Radio Shack off
  set inside the tower as it is a mast diameter offset from top to bottom,
  which should easily be accommodated inside the tower.

  Anyway, thanks for reading,

  KB0GU Gene Bigham


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