The drag-racer neighbor who fabricated mine used a scrap piece of
high-density polyethylene, which looks for all the world like a piece of
a kitchen cutting board. Up 10 years so far and working fine. I also
put a piece of split radiator hose on the swing arm for those times when
I bounce it off the tower leg.
73, Pete N4ZR
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On 1/29/2012 11:14 PM, Jim W7RY wrote:
> Yup! That works too. How did you handle the "bearing" above the rotor? Just
> a short piece of pipe larger than the mast? Most folks don't have a lower
> mast support for their Ham-4 or Tailtwister though.. :)
> Jim W7RY
> From: "Dick"<email@example.com>
> Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2012 5:54 PM
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Swinging Gate Side Mount - Additional Turning Radius?
>> I don't like the swinging gate from IIX. Here's why. The mounts only
>> 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.
>> Array solutions seems to be over engineered for most antennas, My homebrew
>> one is a compromise:
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