Using your truck as a dead man is a good idea, smart on your part. I wonder
if you can bury a dead man anchor several feet from your raising fixture
sqaure tube, and connect it with a good size cable/turnbuckle? (I think this
is called a back stay). It could even be made to be "hookup-able" when
needed, leaving the cable off most of the time so it doesn't get in the way
of the lawnmower, kids, XYL, etc.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Eugene Jensen" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2012 9:44 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] 2nd Rotor Shelf TX-455
> So the problem is in your home brewed raising fixture is blowing out.
> are a huge strain on the tower bring raised or lowered about mid-way. I
> change the Fulton 1550 it came from the factory and installed a Thern
> that I drive with a 1/2 Milwaukee Hole Shooter because it was a real
> to use. It your Antenna & Tower, but maybe it time to eat the bullet so
> speak and buy the factory fixture before you lose it all. Just a thought.
> NN4ZZ tilt plate is a fairly heavy device by itself. I built one based off
> his published one for the hams and he a real gentleman so to speak. Mine
> cost me $300.00 more than to buy his and pain to find parts. So trying
> save money in this cost me. Learn and live. The best to you and project.
> Gene K2QWD
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