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Re: 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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