[TowerTalk] Getting your moneys Worth

K8RI K8RI-on-TowerTalk at tm.net
Fri Jun 1 20:44:58 PDT 2012

On 6/1/2012 10:31 PM, Paul Playford wrote:
> I just removed a 25G tower and a Ham IV rotator was mounted inside it and no
> braces were cut.
> Maybe you are working with a T2X rotator?

Actually I'm working with a ham V according to the stamped figures on 
the bottom, but the IV and V are identical except for the control head.
A ham down the road was able to put one in his 25G by bending the 
braces.  These would have to be bent far enough that it'd bend the legs. 
I know of others who were able to slide the ham IV in between the braces 
at a junction between sections. So there must be substantial variations 
between lots.


Roger (K8RI)

> de Paul, W8AEF
> -----Original Message-----
> From: K8RI
> Sent: Friday, June 01, 2012 6:17 PM
> To: towertalk at contesting.com
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Getting your moneys Worth
> A while back I mentioned trying to fit a Han IV into a 25G and not wanting
> to cut a brace.  As the mast will extend about 12' above the top of the
> tower, I did not consider mounting inside the short section with the flat
> top plate to be desirable either.  Sooo... I finally decided to mount the
> rotator externally and run a two section mast down through the
> tower.   That will leave the rotator 20 feet above ground level and 30
> feet below the flat top plate...give or take a tad.  I should be able to
> stand on the roof and work on it.

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