It may be as simple as aligning the rotor and setting the controls on the
CDE... Do you have the instructions for the CDE? You might find them
online... Or.... have you already tried that?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jon Ogden" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 01, 2003 3:56 PM
Subject: [Towertalk] AR-22 Rotor Control Box Question
> Howdy all,
> I've just finished putting up my VHF/UHF/Satellite antenna array and have
> question about the rotor I am using.
> My azimuth rotor is an AR-22. I purchased it at a hamfest for $20 and it
> certainly looks big enough to handle the load on it. I bought a control
> (CDE model AR-10) on E-Bay for about $5.00 so, it's been a pretty cheap
> rotor. However, I don't like it now that it's up!
> The rotor is a 4 wire rotor and the control box is one of those that
> and clicks really loud as the antenna is turning. And the worst part is
> that it seems horribly inaccurate. I can line the antenna up on north or
> any direction for that matter, move the antenna back and forth a bit and
> and all alignment is gone. Just in the little that I have played with it,
> I've had to run outside and see where I am at.
> So, is there a better control box out there for it? Will a better control
> box provide a more accurate pointing measurement or is the rotor just not
> that accurate either.
> I'm out very little money on this so that's not a big deal. It's more of
> sweat equity thing. I would rather not get a new rotor if I don't have
> Just looking to see if there's a way to make this work.
> ps: Happy New Year to all.
> Jon Ogden
> NA9D (ex: KE9NA)
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