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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