They must have built them good in 1968. My Ham-M turned a TH6DXX from
1968 thru 1998. It was still working fine when I retired it. The pot was
beginning to get scratchy and the terminal strip was corroded, but was
otherwise fine and had never failed during those years. I now have a
2800SDX with a larger array, and will be very dissapointed if it only
lasts 6-7 years.
On Wed, 11 Jul 2001 17:04:32 EDT K7LXC@aol.com writes:
> In a message dated 7/11/01 1:06:16 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> K7NV@contesting.com writes:
> > Will overkilling the rotator make it last forever? Maybe, but
> probably not.
> > This is educated guessing, to get a ballpark estimate on how
> large a chunk
> > of the
> > "forever spectrum", the rotator gets to occupy.
> It's been my experience that the rotator is the weak link in the
> system. While towers and other hardware will last for 15 years and
> more, a
> rotator has a practical service life of 6 or 7 years.
> Don't tell me about your Ham M that's been working since 1968 -
> been lucky.
> Cheers, Steve K7LXC
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