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Old 2-May-2012, 5:36 PM   #9
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As I recall the history of advise offered in 'Help With Reception" and as I read the responses to this thread, I don't see a universal 'hatred' of rotators. Rather, I see a frustration with them.

As I look through the reviews of consumer grade products at Amazon and similar online sources, the quality and reliability of rotators seems to be consistently worse than other related products.

On those occasions that I conclude a rotator would be worth considering, I cringe a bit when I recommend any brand, expecting to be asked to buy a failed unit from a frustrated pensioner. The HyGain AR-40 seems to be the next step up in quality. But at four to six times the cost of the nearest consumer grade rotator I have a hard time suggesting it, especially to anyone mentioning cost as a factor.
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