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.
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