[TowerTalk] Side-arms & self-supporting towers
Thu, 12 Mar 1998 10:16:01 EST
Fred Hopengarten K1VR 781/259-0088
Six Willarch Road
Lincoln, MA 01773-5105
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On Tue, 10 Mar 1998 18:29:24 -0500 email@example.com writes:
>I'm planning this summers antenna projects now, and I'm thinking about
>mounting a 10m monobander (probably a Force-12 EF-610).
>What I've got:
> Trylon 72ft self supporting tower with Force 12 antennas on top.
>What about rotors?? I'm using a T2X now for the top antennas, and I
>probably use the same with the side-arm if it will work. That would
>some sort of back-up if the top one ever failed.
K1VR: That's the strategy I chose. In addition, with a T2X, the question
is not IF, but when will it fail. So take the opportunity and buy a used
T2X when one comes up for sale locally.
> Is there a good way to prevent over-rotation. I wouldn't want to bang
the arm against > the tower.
K1VR: As Barry Scheck, noted trial attorney (OJ, the Nanny) says: "Been
a lot of places, tried a lot of cases." I've visited a lot of big gun
stations and I've never seen a solution to the problem I call: "Bang the
>Are there other options to look at??? I didn't figure a TIC ring
>rotor would fit on a tower this large. [24" face]
K1VR: There are two sizes of TIC RingRotor. One is designed for Rohn
25/45. The other is really big. You might look at the specifications
harder, as I can't recall, but it seems to me that it would fit a 24"
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