[CQ-Contest] Swing arm assembly???????

Tim Wininger ky5rtim at gmail.com
Wed Feb 10 19:17:27 PST 2010

Bill TNX fer the insight and experience. Very much appreciated as all the
comment, info and
pointers have been from the cq-contest reflector. I now have enough insight
do the right thing........

GE is TNX for all the input from all who responded,

Tim KY5R

On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 6:43 PM, Bill Tippett <btippett at alum.mit.edu> wrote:

> N4ZR:
>  > Try this
> <<http://custommetalworks.com/products/products.htm>
> http://custommetalworks.com/products/products.htm>.
> After a
> little thought I reverse-engineered the design and had a neighbor who
> does race-car fabrication make one up for me - much cheaper.  He used a
> piece of a plastic cutting board for the top bearing - still going
> strong after 6-7 years.
>         Mine have no bearing at the top...just a sleeve which the top of
> the rotating mast fits into.  It's not that critical just so you don't
> have a huge amount of play at the top.  These have been up 10 years
> with no problems:
> http://users.vnet.net/btippett/images/W4zv1.jpg
>                                         73,  Bill  W4ZV
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