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Author Topic: Mounting beam on windmill  (Read 1107 times)
W0GXA
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« on: November 22, 2012, 11:15:49 AM »

I have an old windmill on my property that I currently use for my dipoles.  I'm thinking about mounting a small beam (Cushcraft A-4S?) and I'm looking for anyone who has done this before.  Specifically mounting a rotor plate and thurst bearing inside the tower structure.

73, Bob W0GXA
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W8ATA
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« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2012, 08:20:29 PM »

Bob, my good friend Gary, W0SDI over in the NW corner of Iowa has done just what you are wanting to do. Look him up on QRZ for his email address and make a contact that way. Tell him Russ, W8ATA sent you. At least he won't delete your email. Hi Hi

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Russ
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W0GXA
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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2012, 10:14:52 AM »

Thanks Russ but he has a Wing Generator Tower.... so of no help.

Anyone else?
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W8ATA
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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2012, 08:05:31 PM »

Sorry Bob. we Ohio guys don't know those towers like you prairie guys do. :-)  Good luck on your search. But had another idea. Norm, W8TTH at NormsFab.com up in Michigan custom makes mounting plates for rotators and bearings along with a lot of tower accessories. He might have an idea as I imagine he has similar requests. Email him and tell him I sent you.  Address your email to his wife Ginny. Email is on Norm's website. They are good people.

73, Russ - W8ATA
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WA8UEG
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« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2012, 05:49:17 AM »

I mounted a TA33SR on one many years ago in the late 60's. Worked fine. Being a kid with limited funds I used a steel plate with tabs welded on the plate and connected it to the "tower" with U bolts. Time was when you could drive around the country side, find one that was no longer being used and get it for free. That or get a telephone pole but the kreosite was a problem on the telephone poles. That was when I lived in Ohio.
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