loosen it only enough to let a strong wind rotate the mast. In other words,
snug. Then the braking system on the rotor will not get damaged. If you have
a bolt in the rotor clamp, remove it so that the mast can slip. The coax may
get damaged if it wraps too hard around the mast but coax is cheap to
My tower is 30 ft attached to teh house at 10 ft. I have not had a hurricane
test it yet. It has stacked yagis.
All of my other antennas are tilt over .
Cape Cod Instruments www.gnm-inc.com
----- Original Message -----
From: "Alex Malyava" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Mickey Baker" <email@example.com>
Cc: "Dan Hearn" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>; "GALE
STEWARD" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Craig Clark" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2011 4:31 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] antenna location for hurricane
> What exactly do you mean under "Secure everything, including your rotor
> or any wires that would whip
> around..." ?
> I dont have BIG antennas here. I have 30' of Rohn 25 on a concrete base
> secured to the house at 18' level.
> There is Yaesu 450 turning short mast with small (size of 15m beam) 2
> element five-bander on it.
> Here it is - http://public.fotki.com/malyava/2010/30-mast/photo-10.html
> The only thing I can think of is to go to the roof and loosen rotator
> so the mast will rotate freely and would not break the rotator...
> Is it bad idea?
> Anything else I can do?
> I hope for the best, but I dont believe that this antenna will survive 95
> mph wind gusts...
> Alex K2BB,
> Northern Jersey
> On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 2:36 PM, Mickey Baker <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> Secure everything, including your rotor loop or any wires that would whip
>> around, make your best guess and hunker down.
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