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Re: [TowerTalk] Putting a rotor in a crank-up?

To: "Steve Jones" <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Putting a rotor in a crank-up?
From: "Rick Karlquist" <>
Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2012 13:32:35 -0700
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Steve Jones wrote:
> I am getting ready to put my new M2 OR2800 rotor in my US Tower HDX589.
> Do
> I just lay the tower over and pull out the top section to get
> access to the rotor plate?  Is there anything I need to watch out for to
> avoid kinking the raising cables?
> 73,
> Steve
> N6SJ

NO!.  The cables, including the pull down, are all under tension.
To pull out just the top section you have to de-tension the pull
down cable with a come along.  Then later, you have to re-tension

On my HDX-5106, I didn't want to do this so I laid it down and
let the bottom section rest on some big timbers.  Then I extended
it horizontally until it was about 50 feet "high".  This exposed
the rotator area so I could work on it.  Of course I did this
with the antenna (MonstIR) removed.  UST says what I did is
the recommended procedure.

AFAIK, the Orion 2800 is the biggest rotator that will fit in
the top section of an HDX-5 series.  Except for a "small" prop
pitch, which is what I have (thanks K7NV).

Rick N6RK

Rick N6RK


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