Gee, I used an HD-73 for over ten years turning a TA-33 and a pair of
11el 2M yagis.
The rotor was trouble free for all that time....2 or 3 hurricanes and
lots of Long Island nor'easters.
It gave up the ghost last winter during one of our blizzards and was
replaced with a Yaesu G-800SDX.
( the Yaesu has a great control box!!)
If you want a CDE type rotor, go to a flea market. There are tables
of broken ones waiting to be fixed and hauled up a tower, 'till the
spring when you can haul it down again and sell it at a flea market.
73, Jim WB2TPS
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