...after my last computer crashed and I replaced it and set up all of my
email accounts I totally
forgot about this one till yesterday! Over 1k messages from tower talk!
lol. I think I"ll keep the
last 5 or 10 and let the rest go ;>
I have my old T2X with the terminal strip that was God knows how old when I
got it, had my friend
Bob W5FKN rebuild it for me and it was up on the tower for a number of years
turning a 25ft mast,
M2 three ele. 40m linear loaded beam and a Force 12 5ba. Of course I rocked
it to start (darn wedge brake!)
and always coasted it to a stop! Usually twice a year I would climb up
there and realign the beam to
proper direction. (never pinned it)
....replacing some tower sections now and will be a while before I get
aluminum back up but picked up a used
prosistel 61 for a REALLY good price, but will keep old trusty in the shed
for my backup :>
Michael de W5NIG
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> Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2010 23:20:24 -0400
> From: "David Thompson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Speaking of the HAM Seriesofrotators...How
> doyoutell the difference.
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> I have used a T2X since about 1980. It has the terminal strip on the
> 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
> I sent to him as a tornado passed over the house and lifted the beams,
> 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
> below the top plate. I bought a Fafnir commercial bearing that I placed
> 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
> that fits inside my tower. I looked at one of the RD1800's but its
> bigger and not much better.
> I do have another old T2X that I use as a temporary replacement when I
> the main one off for repairs.
> 73 Dave K4JRB
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