[TowerTalk] Rotator Clamps
JimMiller at STL-OnLine.Net
Wed Mar 1 09:55:04 EST 2006
This being a dumb question for the reasons I am about to find out, but isn't
there something that could be used that would function as would a piece of
emery cloth or sandpaper placed between the clamp and the mast to "bite"
into each? Sure it would make it tough to get it apart, but.....
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Sent: Wednesday, March 01, 2006 8:32 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Rotator Clamps
> Hi, John --
> Tnx for your comments on the Orion mast clamps. After reading the
> comments of two significantly more engineeringly informed TowerTalkians
> (W4EF & N6RK I think were the ones), I have come to realize that the M2
> clamps are heavy but do not do a very good job of holding a mast - an
> difficult task, and that there probably isn't any bolt stretch that
> contributed to the problem.
> With that in mind, how does one propose to keep the mast from
> turning in an Orion rotator? Personally I'm going to continue to pin them
> but even that isn't successful with MonstIR sized antennas.
> Steve K7LXC
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