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Re: [TowerTalk] G-1000DXA failure with lower mast clamp

To: Pete Michaelis - N8TR <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] G-1000DXA failure with lower mast clamp
From: EZ Rhino <>
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2011 14:31:35 -0700
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Pete sez:

Even when a rotor is mounted on a plate, the bolts can and
do fall out. 


Yup, this happened to me.  I noticed my antenna leaning a few degrees off plumb 
one day, and a closer inspection showed that three of the four bolts holding 
the bottom of the rotator to the tower's top plate were gone, and the fourth 
was almost completely unthreaded!  My tower is a tubular crank up; can't tilt 
it over and can't climb it, so the repair was "interesting".  The rotator bolts 
to a flat plate (and the bolt heads of the rotator bolts are inside the tower 
when it is installed, so not real easy to get to).  But I prevailed, and 
reinstalled the bolts using loctite.  So far so good.

I think a lot of the suggestions on here have been great so far.  Pick one (or 
two) and get your station back on the air!


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