[TowerTalk] Which rotor for a tree setup - Ham 3, Ham 4 , other

Krishna Kanakasapapathi kkanakas at cisco.com
Mon Feb 12 17:18:25 EST 2007

Thanks Steve,Joe & Mitch,
 I appreciate the feedback.

 Steve,I plan to fabricate the mount per your description based on an earlier thread.
 The recommendation from the tree removal firm was to use lag bolts to let the tree
 get larger as compared to through bolts that will get burried within.

 The Hoa has a statement in the CC&R that any request to install antennas will
 need a HOA/Arch approval.

 I guess the tree proposal with a steppIr and no flashy metal is a win-win. Will see how
 it goes.


K7LXC at aol.com wrote:

>  In a message dated 2/12/2007 11:21:00 A.M. US Mountain Standard Time, towertalk-request at contesting.com writes:
>      >  I am just waiting on a decision from my Hoa Architecture board on a choice between a
>      Aluma 50ft crankup with a 3Ele steppIr + Tv antenna (versus) the 3Ele stepper on top of
>      a 70ft pine.
>      I am trying to decide on a Rotor should the tree proposal win.
>      I have a Ham 3 and a Ham 4. They work fine, but i can refurb them prior to install as
>      added insurance.
>      Hiya, Krish --     Either one will work FB with this relatively small antenna. I usually steer my tree-mount customers towards TailTwisters because they are more robust.     How are you
>      going to mount the rotator? I use a 4' long or so piece of galvanized water pipe and lag screw it to the tree (there's a horizontal piece welded to the vertical pipe to provide torque
>      resistance) with 4-5 half-inch by six inch lag screws.     In this case the rotator is mast mounted. Hy-Gain has 2 mast mounting brackets and either one will be fine. There is a small
>      version for the Ham series and a larger one for the T2X.     I suspect that the HOA will disapprove your tower which isn't fatal since trees are unregulated! Cheers & GL,Steve     K7LXC

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