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Re: [TowerTalk] Rotor Shelf Maintenance

To: "Roger \(K8RI\)" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Rotor Shelf Maintenance
From: "Mark Robinson" <>
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2010 21:04:52 -0400
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> On 10/13/2010 5:14 PM, Jim Hoge wrote:
>> Why not bolt the rotator to a metal plate that in turn bolts to the 
>> rotator
>> shelf? That way, the plate becomes the sacrificial element should you 
>> ever need
>> to drill for a new hole patern.


> 1/4" Aluminum plate, bolted to the accessory shelf on standoffs  with
> the plate cut for the rotator. At least the new Hy-Gain rotators are
> going to a pigtail with connectors instead of that fragile terminal
> strip that *rusts* and is easily broken.
]> 73
> Roger (K8RI)


yes you would want a gap between the plates otherwise the double skin would 
trap water and rust quickly.

I was just on the tower today hooking up the pigtail on my M2 rotator - no 
coax yet but at least the mast turns.



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