Why do you feel the need to "take it apart"? Does it rotate the antenna?
The brake on a Hy-Gain rotor is very loud. It's a large AC operated solenoid
that pulls the brake wedge away from the braking collar.
Sent: Thursday, October 27, 2011 7:40 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Clanking Tail Twister II
> I have a Tail Twister II on top of my wall mounted Tri-EX 33' crank up
> tower with home-brew 8' 5th section and 2' tall base. Because the tower is
> mounted to the wall of the shack I hear every sound from the tower and
> rotor -- just perfect for Halloween! Is this noise normal for the rotor?
> One of the most annoying sounds is when the TT-II brake is retracted with
> a big "ker-blamo" clanking noise that resonates through the tower and into
> the wall just over my head. Before I take the rotor apart is there
> anything that the group can suggest to add or replace in the rotor to
> lessen the noise? I'm thinking that originally there may have been some
> cushioned stops in the rotor to prevent the the big metal-on-metal CLANK
> as the brake is retracted?
> Do the Yaesu 800/1000 series rotors also make this "clanking" noise?
> Although I'd like to not spend the money for a new rotor are there any
> suggesting for a quiet rotor that is in this load class?
> Regards, John NA6L
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