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1 Rotators and Construction Practices Q&A Session Frank Donovan W3LPL Dayton

2 The ARRL Bookstore sells many excellent antenna and tower related books Three books in particular should be studied by anyone planning to install a tower: Antenna Towers for Radio Amateurs Up the Tower Tower Climbing and Rescue Antenna and Tower Construction Books Dayton 2013

3 Popular Rotators for Small Yagis foot booms Yaesu G-800DXA$500 HyGain Ham-IV$600 Spid RAU$700 alfaradio.ca/docs/AlfaSpid-Price-11June2012.pdf

4 Popular Rotators for Mid Size Yagis foot booms Yaesu G-1000DXA$600 HyGain T2X $700 ProSistel 641D$995 Spid RAK$1200 alfaradio.ca/docs/AlfaSpid-Price-11June2012.pdf

5 Popular Rotators for Large Yagis foot booms but not for full size 40 meter Yagis! ProSistel 2051D $1285 Yaesu G-2800DXA $1400 M2 Orion 2800PX $1429 TicRing 1022D $1500 Spid – Big RAK $1700 alfaradio.ca/docs/AlfaSpid-Price-11June2012.pdf

6 Popular Rotators for Very Large Yagis full size 40 meter three element Yagis and the SteppIR MonstIR meter Yagi TicRing 1032D Ring Rotator $3000 hwww.ticgen.com/NT/products/products.htm K7NV Prop Pitch$3000 Prosistel 71D$3275 Prosistel 110D$3795 K0XG Orbital Ring Rotator $4500

7 Tower Accessories Sources Tower hardware hillradio.net (Rohn tower hardware) Phillystran non-conductive guy line and accessories

8 hillradio.net (Rohn bolts) ASTM A325 Hot Dipped Galvanized Bolts Popular Sources Dayton 2013

9 U-bolts Popular Sources Hot dipped galvanized u-bolts hillradio.net (Rohn U-bolts) cycle-24.com Stainless steel u-bolts dxengineering.com cycle-24.com

10 Stainless Steel Bolts and Hose Clamps Popular Sources Dayton 2013

11 dxengineering.com cycle-24.com texastowers.com cut2sizemetals.com onlinemetals.com Aluminum Tubing Popular Sources for UPS Shippable Tubing Dayton 2013

12 6061-T651 aluminum plate onlinemetals.com cut2sizemetals.com Precut Aluminum Plate Popular Sources Dayton 2013

13 Phenolic and Fiberglass Plate and Rod Popular Sources Dayton 2013


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