I would not skimp on the rotator. Buying one too small is more costly and
aggravating in the long run. The initial pain in your check book from
buying a better rotator will quickly diminish and you'll have a more
reliable antenna system.
Subject:[TowerTalk] Prosistel PST-61 or PST-2051
From:"Bill Jackson" <email@example.com>
Reply-to:Bill Jackson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date:Sat, 5 May 2012 08:16:18 -0500
It appears that my Hy-Gain T2X Tailtwister is not going to be large enough
long term survival of my 4 element 20-6M Stepp-IR stacked with a 2 element
Cushcraft 402-CD 12 ft above it. After only 6 months of being in the air
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
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
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
is slightly heavier than the T2X, but since manufacturer's specifications
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
the same time I don't want to overspend either. This is probably the
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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