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Re: [TowerTalk] KENPRO KR-2000

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] KENPRO KR-2000
From: Mike <>
Date: Sat, 17 Dec 2011 19:06:54 -0500
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Hire the crane, even if you put up one section at a time. You can get done in 
hours what would otherwise take 2 days.

Check out this rotor controller.

73, Mike NF4L

On 12/17/2011 6:36 PM, Ro Grrr wrote:
> 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.
> RoGrrr
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