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Re: [TowerTalk] Rotatorplate

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Rotatorplate
From: Paul_group <>
Date: Sat, 17 Dec 2011 17:06:38 +0000
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On 17/12/2011 14:35, K8RI wrote:
> On 12/17/2011 5:17 AM, Paul_group wrote:

>> If the unit is used on a tiltover tower its worth spacing the rotor off
>> the plate by a few mm to allow drainage and using a temporary cover to
>> protect everything when horizontal, a plastic fertilizer bag works well.
> Having used one for quite a few years I'd not be very concerned about
> having to "bag" the rotator. Unlike the Ham series rotators, they are
> not open to water ingress.
> The old ones do rust if water sets in that recess. The rust tears up the
> top seal, and that is what does the damage. See photos 1 through 4.  4
> shows the deeply pitted shaft due to water sitting in that recess,
> after having been cleaned

Well Roger I have repaired a couple of these, maybe being in an exposed 
coastal area where masts do tend to be laid over for fairly extended 
periods makes a difference, YMMV but I advise an additional cover in 
such circumstances.

73 de Paul GW8IZR IO73TI


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