[TowerTalk] New rotor planning

john at kk9a.com john at kk9a.com
Tue Mar 25 15:17:34 EDT 2014

I had two Yaesu 2800DXA rotators at my Aruba station. One turned a 2el 40m
OptiBeam and home brew 20m beam on a 36' boom.  The other was used for 10m
and 15m beams H.B beams.  The wind in Aruba rarely stops and the rotators
were under constant stress from the antenna rocking back and forth. I had
no issues with either rotator ever except for corrosion from the salt

John KK9A - P40A

To:	 <towertalk at contesting.com>
Subject:	 [TowerTalk] New rotor planning
From:	 "Joe K2UF" <joe at k2uf.com>
Date:	 Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:44:28 -0400

Hi all,

I am replacing my old broken Yaesu 2800sdx rotor.  Looking at either a Yaesu
2800DXA or a Hygain T2XDX.

I have a cushcraft 2el 40 and a Bencher Skyhawk tribander on the tower.

Anyone have thoughts/experience on either of these rotors.

Thanks for any ideas.

73  Joe K2UF

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