[TowerTalk] New Member and a Question

paul@w8aef.com paul at w8aef.com
Sun Sep 11 13:21:11 EDT 2005

The CD-45II uses a friction brake to keep the antenna from turning when the 
rotator is not activated.  If you have any wind at all the brake will not 
hold.  I suggest the Ham-IV as it has a wedge brake that will prevent the 
wind turning the antenna.

de Paul, W8AEF

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "SGT Korey Chandler" <korey.chandler at us.army.mil>
To: <TowerTalk at contesting.com>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2005 4:09 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] New Member and a Question

> Hi, All.
> I just joined the reflector and wanted to say hello. One of my ham
> buddies in the U.S. suggested this forum as a good place for advice.
> Recently, I purchased a Force 12 C3E beam. Its rated wind load is
> 5.8sq-ft. I've looked online for rotors and I need advice on the Yaesu
> G-450A and the Hygain CD-45II. Is one better than the other? 

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