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Old 5-Apr-2019, 2:23 PM   #1
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Rotators.

[SIZE="3"] I hope I've got the right form for talking about rotators.

I admit I've had some bad luck with the CM 9521a rotator probably due to my heavier antenna setup. I guess the twisting part is difficult on them even if there's no weight[/ pushing down on the mechanism. So, I've decided to get a ham radio Rotator for my heavier setup. if anybody has any input I'd like to hear it.

For now, my old Radio Shack rotator has worn out on my smaller lighter set up. I could go ahead and order another 9521A or has anybody had any experience with the RCA VH226F?
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Old 10-Apr-2019, 1:38 PM   #2
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I have had the RCAVh226f it failed after about a year It was rotating a single winegard 8200 on a 5 foot mast. I did like the ability to enter locations of different direction towers and go straight to them without watching degrees etc on a display..

I have seen a hy-gain rotor mentioned on this site that is around $300 that was recommended but I have no personal knowledge of it. I had a Ham2 rotor back in the 70 s that was very heavy duty. I have not researched what is available now. If you don't get further advice here I would look at and call some of the ham radio suppliers forums.
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Old 10-Apr-2019, 5:48 PM   #3
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For a large array, an entry level "ham" rotor would be strongly recommended. Anything less is going to have a short lifespan as you've already encountered.

They aren't cheap, though. Starting price would be around $250-300 for a rebuilt unit.
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Old 25-Apr-2019, 11:50 PM   #4
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For a large array, an entry level "ham" rotor would be strongly recommended. Anything less is going to have a short lifespan as you've already encountered.

They aren't cheap, though. Starting price would be around $250-300 for a rebuilt unit.
The hi gain rotor is a good quality rotor and all antenna installers use this
rotor becuse of IT'S technology and price range it is right beside the ham radio
Rotors I used one by hi gain on stacked side by side 6meter beams for 15years and no problem like the RCA and channel master rotors are junk!!
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Old 25-Apr-2019, 11:59 PM   #5
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I have had the RCAVh226f it failed after about a year It was rotating a single winegard 8200 on a 5 foot mast. I did like the ability to enter locations of different direction towers and go straight to them without watching degrees etc on a display..

I have seen a hy-gain rotor mentioned on this site that is around $300 that was recommended but I have no personal knowledge of it. I had a Ham2 rotor back in the 70 s that was very heavy duty. I have not researched what is available now. If you don't get further advice here I would look at and call some of the ham radio suppliers forums.
Yes that's true but the price has dubbled in price range $1000dollars for a
Ham radio rotors 73 and I think I am removing the hi gain rotor
And we'll sell it on eBay for a lot more money I figured that I would
help someone who needs a Rotor for the price I paid for it back in time!!
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