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Re: [TowerTalk] Installing ham V in 25G

To: Bill Parry <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Installing ham V in 25G
From: W2RU - Bud Hippisley <>
Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2012 19:17:14 -0400
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This is so "not a problem" by using either:
     a.  Four standard 25G sections plus a 25AG4 top section; or
     b.  Five standard 25G sections plus the 1-ft 4-in BAS25 Rohn 
bearing/accessory shelf section. 

In either case, a TailTwister is easily mounted near the top of the top 
section, with provision for a TB-3 (2-in mast) thrust bearing a foot or so 
above the rotator.

But I have also inserted a TailTwister into other Rohn 25 sections by angling 
it properly and putting a little bit of temporary pressure on one of the 

Bud, W2RU

On Apr 14, 2012, at 6:28 PM, Bill Parry wrote:

> As far as I know, you either cut one of the side braces, or use a smaller
> rotator. I cut mine to install the Tailtwister 12 years ago to put it in my
> 120 feet tower with a 17 foot mast and it has made it through two hurricanes
> just fine.  Remember Roger, you will probably be replacing the rotator from
> time to time due to broken gears, lightning, etc so you need to be sure that
> whatever method you use, it is easy to replace it when necessary.
> Bill W5VX
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [] On Behalf Of K8RI
> Sent: Saturday, April 14, 2012 3:40 PM
> To:
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Installing ham V in 25G
> I finished rebuilding the Ham V/IV  some time ago and am ready to put the
> top section on the 50' 25G.  What I've discovered is there is no way to fit
> the Ham V into the tower except lowering it down from the top.  I will not
> cut a side brace to make room nor bend one very far that can't be
> straightened to look proper.  I do not want to weaken the tower ...*any
> where*
> Any socially acceptable suggestions?
> 73
> Roger (K8RI)


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