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Re: [TowerTalk] Prosistel PST-61 or PST-2051

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Prosistel PST-61 or PST-2051
From: Richard Thorne <>
Date: Sat, 05 May 2012 12:44:02 -0500
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I finished my new 80' tower a month ago.  I have a F12 C31XR and F12 
D240 2 element 40, so a similar setup to yours.  I have a t2x but had 
not intention of using as I knew it wasn't enough.  I'll use it to side 
mount a WARC beam.

I decided on an Orion 2800 with a Green Heron controller.

Amarillo is the 3rd windiest city in the USA, so I needed something 
reliable.  So far no slipping of the mast clamp as some have had concern 
for.  We have had several, and I mean several days of 30 to 40 mph winds 
with gusts approaching 60 mph.

So far so good.


Rich - N5ZC

On 5/5/2012 8:16 AM, Bill Jackson wrote:
> It appears that my Hy-Gain T2X Tailtwister is not going to be large enough 
> for long term survival of my 4 element 20-6M Stepp-IR stacked with a 2 
> element 40m Cushcraft 402-CD 12 ft above it.  After only 6 months of being in 
> the air over a relatively mild winter and only one day of 50 MPH winds a 
> couple of weeks ago, the T2X rotor is trashed.  Fortunately, I have a second 
> T2X that I put in place to keep me on the air until I can upgrade the rotor.  
> I am used to swapping out and rebuilding rotors every couple of years, but 
> every 6 months or less is not acceptable.
> I have settled on either the Prosistel PST-61 or the smaller PST-2051.  I am 
> sure the PST-61 will do the job very nicely, but I am suffering from sticker 
> shock and was wondering if the PST-2051 would do the job?  Comparing 
> specifications between the T2X and the PST-2051, it would appear the PST-2051 
> is slightly heavier than the T2X, but since manufacturer's specifications are 
> very subjective, is this really the case?  Would I have enough safety margin 
> with the PST-2051, considering the overall design of the rotor is completely 
> different than the T2X?
> I am prepared to spend what is necessary to purchase a reliable rotor, but at 
> the same time I don't want to overspend either.  This is probably the largest 
> antenna array I will ever put up at this location, so upgrading for future 
> expansion is not really a consideration
> l would appreciate some real word experience, as it is often better than 
> relying on manufacturer's specifications.
> Thanks and 73
> de Bill, K9RZ
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