[TowerTalk] Is spacer necessary between HAM II and tower rotor plate??
Thu, 14 Sep 2000 09:59:49 EDT
In a message dated 9/13/00 9:22:47 PM Pacific Daylight Time, email@example.com
> Is a spacer necessary between a HAM II rotor and the tower rotor plate?
> There is not much spacing between the rotator and the tower rotor
> plate. I was concerned that ice could possibly form in this area and
> give me trouble. Perhaps it is nothing to worry about as the rotator
> may be able to simply break any offending ice that would form in this
> area. I do not know so I thought I would ask the experts.
> I can cut a rectangular hole in the rotor plate to gain access to the
> rotator electrical connections.
If your rotor plate doesn't have the over-sized hole that accomodates the
terminal strip, then you need to either enlarge the hole so that it does (and
the wires don't touch/short out on the plate) or raise the bottom of the
rotator up. Hy-Gain used to make a plate just for that purpose but you can
use bushings, big nuts, washers, etc. to do the same thing. Current Rohn
plates have the enlarged hole already.
I don't know personally of any 'ice under the rotator' problems but maybe
someone else has. The potential problem might be more electrical than
Cheers, Steve K7LXC
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