[TowerTalk] Rotator Clamps

Jim Miller 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.....

73, Jim

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <K7LXC at aol.com>
To: <jcowens at netscape.com>
Cc: <towertalk at contesting.com>
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
than myself
> (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.
> Cheers,
> Steve    K7LXC
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