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[TowerTalk] KENPRO KR-2000

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Subject: [TowerTalk] KENPRO KR-2000
From: Ro Grrr <>
Date: Sat, 17 Dec 2011 18:36:12 -0500
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I've been off the air for many years but still have much of my equipment (old 
Drake complete 4-line). I am now retired and want to get back on the air in a 
big way so I plan to put up 150 feet of ROHN 55 (not sure if I'll fly it up one 
section at a time  with my gin pole or have a 40 ton crane come in and do it in 
one lift) with a TH7 on it, hang some inverted Vees for 40, 80 and 160.

I still have my old KENPRO KR-2000 rotor (am I telling my age?) and would like 
to know what any of you know/think about this particular rotor. I'd been using 
HAM-M's for years (this was before the HAM-4's came out) until I got the 
KR-2000 but wasn't on the air long until my 90 foot tower came down. From that 
point, I was QRT. Now that I've moved, I can start over and build up something 
worthwhile. I know my KR is still operational, which is why I held onto it for 
all these years.

I also have a jury-rigged PPM (I know, all PPM's are jury-rigged) that a 
previous ham sold me, along with much of his other outside gear, but with no 
way to indicate direction, I can't say I'm all that anxious to put it in the 
tower. I know it will outlast me, tho, but I'd sure like to have a direction 
indicator, too, without having to spend an arm and a leg on one of those red 
herring boxes.

I've picked up a big gin pole (3" aluminum pipe, 3/8" wall, 15 feet long) that 
will handle the R55 but it's heavy enough that I'll use another gin pole to 
jump this big one up to the top so I can fly another section of tower.


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