[TowerTalk] PST61 Rotor Reliability?

Steve Maki lists at oakcom.org
Mon Dec 11 21:43:36 EST 2017

We'll, not to put too fine of a point on it, but if the wind is IN-LINE 
with the booms, and both booms are on the same side of the mast, there 
will be some amount of additional rotational torque that would be 
somewhat canceled out if they were mounted on opposite sides of the mast.

A fairly minor effect for sure.

-Steve K8LX

On 2017-12-11 21:34 PM, Gary Schafer wrote:

> I have from time to time seen it professed that mounting two antennas on
> opposite sides of the mast will equalize the torque supplied by wind.
> The only thing mounting on opposite sides of the mast will do is equalize
> GRAVITY forces on the mast (that try to bend it over) which will be rather
> small differences given only a few inches distance apart.
> Torque is rotational. Both antennas are going to exert the same amount of
> torque no matter which side of the mast they are on.
> What am I missing here?

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