My Orion mast clamp has never slipped. It has 4 x 33 ele 432, 4 x 12 ele
144, 2 x 16 ele 222 5 el 6M, 33 el looper 902, 67 el 1296. Of course I
am using a 3 inch mast :-)
On 5/6/2012 10:14 AM, K7LXC@aol.com wrote:
> 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.
> 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
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