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

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Prosistel PST-61 or PST-2051
Date: Sun, 6 May 2012 10:14:22 -0400 (EDT)
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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.
    Good choice on the Green Heron. MUCH better than  the factory version 
which is a controller only the designer could  love.

I'll guarantee that in the near future your  mast will slip in the clamp. 
It might take a couple of months but it will slip.  Virtually 100% of the 
couple dozen Orions I've installed over the years  have eventually slipped. The 
factory Orion clamp has a major flaw in  that the teeth do not give enough 
clamping area to be of much use. My estimate  is a total of one square inch 
of contact area or less. Not enough to hold the  mast reliably. The Champion 
Radio Products after market clamp solves this  problem. 
Steve     K7LXC
_www.championradio.com_ ( 
Cell: 206-890-4188

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