W9RAN at oneradio.net
Wed Feb 7 23:06:34 EST 2007
Rick Brashear wrote:
> BINGO! Thanks, Bob. I nearly wore the pages of my ER collection out
> looking. That's exactly what I remember and a great idea I might
> add. Those rascals are a little pricey, but I'll check the auction
> place as you suggested. Tell me, do you find 24 to be sufficient for
> easy movement? The folks I spoke with recommended a minimum of 36 at
> 75 pounds capacity each for my weight, but I doubt the BT-20 weighs as
> much as your Collins. The BT-20-A weighs in at 815 pounds according
> to the manual. The base is about 30" X 24".
Rick, I think you'll be fine, the Collins is heavier than that. I only
used 20, which gave me about 1500 pounds capacity (and I expect that's
conservative). As you can see my room has a wood laminate floor, and I
wanted to spread the load out to minimize the chance of damaging the
floor. So far, no problem and on that surface the base rolls like a dream.
Through the eBay source the cost is $30 for a base like this. Now, I've
got to find time to get the 20V going!
73, Bob W9RAN
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