[TowerTalk] Mounting in the tower

K7LXC@aol.com K7LXC@aol.com
Sun, 9 May 1999 16:34:27 EDT

In a message dated 99-05-09 08:57:01 EDT, mcduffie@scottsbluff.net writes:

> > We put a bunch of mast and antenna loads above the tower top, and then 
> expect
>  > to counteract them with a very short couple, over 12" at the top of the 
> tower?
>  This whole situation bothers me about my "new" HG54HD also.  I look at
>  the mounting position of the rotor and wonder why it isn't further down
>  inside the top section.  Has anyone successfully moved one down on this
>  tower?  I've got the thrust bearing, but in my mind, the rotor needs to
>  be several feet lower, even for a short mast, a tri-bander, and a vhf
>  yagi.

      The problem with a crank-up is that the tower has to be partially 
extended to get a rotator in in the first place. Putting the rotator further 
down means you have to have the crank-up even FURTHER extended - not a very 
enticing situation for a tower worker. 

Cheers,  Steve    K7LXC

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