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Re: [TowerTalk] 2nd Rotor Shelf TX-455

To: "Eugene Jensen" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] 2nd Rotor Shelf TX-455
From: "EZ" <>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 09:53:38 -0700
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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" <>
To: <>
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. 
> There
> 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 
> winch
> that I drive with a 1/2 Milwaukee Hole Shooter because it was a real 
> workout
> to use.  It your Antenna & Tower, but maybe it time to eat the bullet so 
> to
> 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 
> to
> save money in this cost me. Learn and live. The best to you and project. 
> 73
> Gene K2QWD

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