[TowerTalk] Motorized Winch for US Tower

Bryan Swadener bswadener at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 1 13:25:09 EST 2013

Hi Ivan,
Rick N6RK (http://www.n6rk.com/) shows a simple & inexpensive way to modify manual winches to accept a slow speed (high torque) right-angle drill.  I use a Milwaukee Super Hawg that works great on my TX-472.  I found it as a refurb unit on eBay... about $250.
vy 73,
Bryan WA7PRC
Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2012 14:24:10 -0500
From: WK1W Ivan Shapiro
Subject: [TowerTalk] Motorized Winch for US Tower

Sure would like to put a motor on the winch of my US Tower.  
I have the raising (and lowering) heavy fixture, which I have left in place
because there is always more work to do.
So.if any respondent to this reflector has done this and would share
information there are two hams in New England who would be most appreciative
of any pointers; motor spec/part #/source etc; gearing info; mounting
solution etc.
Mine is US Tower HDX 589MDPL.  My friend's tower is US Tower HDX 5106 MDPL.
Ivan Shapiro WK1W

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