I have been using baler belting in a similar manner with my G1000SDX. It is
available at farm stores by the foot and is very reasonable. I paid a
dollar a foot or so 12 years ago at a nearby farm store when I lived in
Plano Texas. It is about 1/4 inch thick and is similar to the sidewall of a
tire. Tough stuff. I cut 2 pads from it, one for each clamp jaw.
I now live in Wa so not sure where to get it but a Google search shows
lots of sources. The antennas on that TX472 are a F12 4el 20 and a 2 el 40
with a 5 el 6 above that.
On Thu, Apr 5, 2012 at 12:28 PM, Ken Eigsti <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> RE: Mast slippage
> Here is what has worked for me regarding slippage of the mast in the rotor
> (mainly with HAM IV an T2W) but I am sure it would work with others.
> I learned of this trick from W0BV. (Need to give credit where it is due)
> Go to you local tire shop and get an old inner tube. Cut a piece that will
> fit in the area between the rotor clamp and the mast. When you tighten the
> clamps it is almost impossible for the mast to turn. It is simple and yet
> does not have the effect of what "pinning" does. I imagine with a strong
> enough wind it would still "release" and turn, but so far it has solved my
> problem. It also seems to act as somewhat of a cushion for vibration and I
> have not had nuts loosen on the U bolts.
> GL Ken W0LSD
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