I don't like the swinging gate from IIX. Here's why. The mounts only clamps
to ONE leg of the tower. You have to tighten the U bolts too tight to get
the mount not to turn. This puts way too much pressure onto the leg.
I like a design that I found here:
http://www.arraysolutions.com/Products/sidemountusersguide1.htm It Uses
angle iron to connect to two legs of the tower. There is no possibility of
slippage so you don't have to over tighten the U bolts.
And with this design, you don't really need a "gate" you get plenty of swing
with this arrangement.
I'm going to build my own based on the above design.
From: "Richard Thorne" <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2012 1:12 PM
To: "Towertalk" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: [TowerTalk] Swinging Gate Side Mount - Additional Turning Radius?
> I'm very close to finishing up my 80' tower. I'm going to install a
> swinging gate side mount at the 40' level. I'm looking at the IIX unit.
> Does anyone have enough experience with one (or another brand side
> mount) to tell me how much the turning radius of the antenna is
> increased. After looking at the IIX website I'm guessing it increases
> by about 3 feet.
> I've spaced my guy anchors out further, by about 20', than the rohn
> spec's to be sure I have enough room to swing the lower antenna below
> the upper guys. Right now I plan on guying at 40 and 70 feet. If
> needed I can go 40 and 80 feet to ensure I have the clearance needed. I
> would prefer 40 and 70 so I don't have to get another section of tower.
> Rich - N5ZC
> TowerTalk mailing list
TowerTalk mailing list