Cool - thanks for all the advice and links to the manual - -it looks at this
point like it will do what i need quite nicely -- the load will be fairly
light and is as follows:
1 - 5 element arrow antennas uhf beam
1 - 13 element 2 m beam
1 - 3 element 6m beam
1 - 10-15-20 m Rotatable dipole
the location that im putting it all is fairly wind shaded, and i have had
the same load up on a standard TV rotor for some time now.
I hooked up the rotor quickly last night to try it out and the lights on the
control box functioned, but the rotor did not turn, so hopefully tonight i
will have some time for troubleshooting. IM hoping i made a bad hookup
someplace and that the motor is not burned out or some such thing.
Any way -- its exciting to see the tower project comming together - i should
be getting my top bushing this weekend, and then once the rotor works, i can
start loading the mast
hope you all have a great day
73 and good DX
On 9/26/06, N0OEL@aol.com <N0OEL@aol.com> wrote:
> 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 not 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 little
> 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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