[TowerTalk] Recommendation for mast on bottom mount rotator

Gary Schafer garyschafer at comcast.net
Tue Sep 19 22:50:01 EDT 2006

> >  Remember this mast has to do basically what  the top mast does. It is
> one
> long torsion bar.
> That and with a thrust  bearing at the top the tower will end up
> supporting
> all the extra weight  of the masting.
>         Umm, I'll go with the long  torsion bar. BTW, mounting antennas
> alternately up a mast goes a long ways to  minimizing torque since they'll
> cancel
> each other out. (Article in QEX or QST by  Dick Weber, K5IU, PE.)
> Cheers,
> Steve    K7LXC

What do you mean by "mounting antennas alternately up a mast"? Pointing them
at 90 degrees to each other?

Gary  K4FMX

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