[TowerTalk] Rotor and controller choice

k7lxc at aol.com k7lxc at aol.com
Mon Aug 13 18:18:26 EDT 2018

>  I need to replace my old Tailtwister & 
control. It was stuck most of last winter 

and would not free up till I manually 
worked it back & forth and finally broke 
it free.
>  The Green Heron controllers seem to be a 
good choice but I have no experience with 
new rotors. I'd appreciate thoughts on a 
good combo for me to look at. A highly 
reliable rotor with quick rotational speed 
is important to me.

    I'll recommend a Yaesu. They have nice control boxes, manual presets, 90 degrees of overlap which is great for UHF/VHF and the rotators seem pretty reliable. For your requirement, it probably doesn't make difference which model you choose. 
    IMO the GH controller will make an expensive rotating system which I'm not sure you need.
Steve    K7LXC
PS - The Rotator chapter in my UP THE TOWER book has got lots of info including a chart of rotators and torque specs.

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