The CDR 44 is a light weight rotor manufactured by the company that
developed the Ham-M and sold it to HyGain. It has little braking and should
really be used with a strandard amateur radio HF beam unless the beam is small
and has little windload. It was meant for UHF and VHF beams. I have seen
it used with standard HF beams and only result in slipping in the wind.
It's successor was the CD 45 which wasn't a lot better in braking than the 44.
My suggestion is that you may want to find a used Ham-M or Ham-II for as
as $75-$100. Not worth taking the whole beam down to replace your rotor
with a suitable rotor with good braking action after a good storm or winter!
At least that's my experience!
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