I have used a T2X since about 1980. It has the terminal strip on the base.
To put it inside my 71 foor Tristao crank up I had to remove one of the
sidebars. Lou Tristao advised putting a Rohn 25 guy bar around the middle
of the tower section. This takes some work but fits snugly.
The rotor has been to repair three times. The first after 8 or 9 years it
went to Allen WB4GNT who runs Max Gain Systems (MGS4U). He charged me $75.
I sent to him as a tornado passed over the house and lifted the beams, mast
and rotor/rotor plate and tirned the whole mechanism
45 degrees. Brad W9FX worked on it as it took a beating by Hurricane Ivan
and wind blasts at 85 to 90 MPH. He did find extensive damage but it was
fixed and that was 3 years ago.
Tristao/US Tower has what they call a sleeve bearing in the top of the tower
below the top plate. I bought a Fafnir commercial bearing that I placed on
the top of the tower.
When I first moved to Atlanta in the mid 1970's I did buy a converted prop
pitch from a fellow in CA (Bob Leo). I think Bob was a WB6. The problem
with the prop pitch was it nearly broke the top of the tower off on one
occassion when a element caught in a tree. The HAM M/T2X is the only rotor
that fits inside my tower. I looked at one of the RD1800's but its slightly
bigger and not much better.
I do have another old T2X that I use as a temporary replacement when I send
the main one off for repairs.
73 Dave K4JRB
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