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Re: [TowerTalk] Mystery Rotor

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Mystery Rotor
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2006 23:30:56 EDT
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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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