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Re: [TowerTalk] HAM IV Slippage

To: "Ken Eigsti" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] HAM IV Slippage
From: "Fernando EC1CT" <>
Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2012 08:31:27 +0200
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Hi Ken,
That´s a great idea...Been suffering for that problem on my T2X (the other 
Ham IV holds the mast in place fine) for some years.
I won´t pin the mast either but that seems to be a good solution. I promise 
I´ll give it a try. 73
Fernando EC1CT // KD0IGJ
KR DX Group

From: "Ken Eigsti" <>
Sent: Thursday, April 05, 2012 9:28 PM
To: <>
Subject: [TowerTalk] HAM IV Slippage

> 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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