Thanks to all who replied on my questions on the AR-22.
I have decided that while it may be a decent rotor for a small HF beam, it
just is not going to be satisfactory for my uses in trying to track
satellites. I think I have too much load for it as well and that's why it
is having problems moving in one direction. I have a heavy piece of
probably 8 or 10 foot pipe for the mast. Above that is about 15 feet of TV
mast with a 220 MHz Isopole. The satellite equipment consists of a Yaesu
elevation rotor with an 8 foot 1/2" galvanized pipe for a boom. The
antennas are the large KLM models for VHF and UHF and a 2.4 GHz
dish/downconverter. All this is a pretty heavily load. I don't know how
many pounds, but it ain't light. And who knows if the mast is perfectly
aligned inside my roof tower.
I am going to keep my eyes open for a Ham M or Ham IV or something similar
at a good price.
Thanks again to all who helped reply.
NA9D (ex: KE9NA)
Citizen of the People's Democratic Republik of Illinois
Life Member: ARRL, NRA
Member: AMSAT, DXCC
"A life lived in fear is a life half lived."