[TowerTalk] Swinging gate antenna mounts
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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