[TowerTalk] Swinging gate antenna mounts

Dan Atchison N3ND at aol.com
Wed May 29 22:21:29 EDT 2013

Hmm.  Maybe what I'm thinking of doing isn't practical.

I was going to use one swing-gate to rotate two HF yagis, both small 
three element types spaced about 8 feet.  Tower is 45G.  Not a good idea?



Cqtestk4xs at aol.com
Wed May 29 15:52:06 EDT 2013

Been doing swinging arms for years...

Make sure the tower face is set in such a way as to allow the rotation in
the direction you want.  You can make a model of this on a piece of acetate
over a drawing.  It makes it easier to visualize.

Make an effort to place the mount just above a set of guys as sidemounts
really tend to torque a tower.  Ask anyone who has ever  been on a tower
with a large beam sidemounted, and then had someone in the shack rotate the
beam.  Even without hitting the brake on the rotor it can be uh...exciting.


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