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Re: Yaesu Azimuth Clamp



Hi George, KA3HSW

In my opinion it is a good idea !

73" de

i8CVS Domenico

----- Original Message -----
From: "George Henry" <ka3hsw@earthlink.net>
To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2006 11:04 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Yaesu Azimuth Clamp


> How about drilling thru just the mast, in the gap between the sections of
the rotor clamp castings, and inserting a bolt long enough to clamp down on,
sort of like a shear pin?  No weakening of the castings, and no way the
rotor can twist on the mast...
>
> George, KA3HSW
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> >From: Ronald Long <rlong3@columbus.rr.com>
> >Sent: May 23, 2006 1:15 PM
> >To: amsat-bb@amsat.org
> >Subject: [amsat-bb] Yaesu Azimuth Clamp
> >
> >I have had trouble holding position with the Yaesu 5400 cast azimuth
clamps.
> >I am thinking of drilling a 1/4 inch hole through the center of the
clamps
> >and my aluminum mast (2"od and 0.25"wall) and putting a stainless bolt
> >through. I suppose this somewhat weakens the casting and would have to be
> >careful not to tighten the bolt too much as I think there is a gap
between
> >the casting and the pipe at that point.
> >
> >Has anyone done this or do you have any advice?
> >
> >thanks, ron w8gus
> >----
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