[TowerTalk] Rotors

W0MU Mike Fatchett w0mu at w0mu.com
Sat Jun 23 15:07:20 PDT 2012

I think a Tailtwister can handle the 4 ele SteppIR just fine.  I turn 4 
ele SteppIR's with 2 ele XM240's above them with the original Alpha Spid 
and Green Heron controllers.  They worked great.

After having the 4 ele SteppIR's I might consider going to the 3 unless 
you really think the extra DB is worth it or you want the longer 6 ele 
6m option.  You could probably buy a 7 ele 6m beam designed for that 
band for less than the upgrade from the 3 to the 4.

I would probably lean to one of the antennas that has 2 ele on 40/30.

Good luck!

Mike W0MU

W0MU-1 CC Cluster w0mu.net:23 or w0mu-1.dnsdynamic.com

On 6/23/2012 3:13 PM, Steve Jarrett wrote:
> Hi,
> I am considering an antenna change and I would like to consider beefing up
> my rotator from the present T2X.
> I would be interested in comments on using a Yaesu 2800 vs T2X.  While I
> have not finalized on the antenna, I am considering a 4 el SteppIR and I
> think the T2X is marginal.
> Also, I would appreciate info on Alpha Spid and Prositel rotators with
> respect to using in my Rohn 45 tower(s).  Is the mounting of either/both
> rotators different than T2X.  And, if you recommend either Alpha Spid or
> Prosistel, which model?
> Any other comments are welcome unless they relate to my sanity.
> Thanks.
> 73, Steve, K4FJ
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