This is a discussion on Rotor Thread within the DTV | HDTV Reception and Antenna Discussion forums, part of the Over-the-Air (Antenna TV) category.
I looked and didn't see a rotor thread. Rotors have changed so much from the days I played with them on ham bands, not sure if there is even a good TV rotor still made from what I remember hearing they have plastic gears (made to fail).
Anyone here tried several rotors or even had luck with one?
I am considering redoing my TV antenna when I take a tree out. Going with something large like a HD8200. I want a rotor that lasts a few years because the tower really isn't climbable, and there will be a bucket truck here for the tree anyway.
Great idea Piggy !
Now, IF they start making TV's which actually use them. Often times, we have Users who could use a Rotor, but given how average TV's won't "remember" what's out there, it's been a difficult sell.
If it's going to be up on a tower, I would look for something designed for the HAM market, or an old used one.
It's hard to find a used one with metal gears because they are often tossed out when antennas are uninstalled, or the controller is separated from the rotor.
Last edited by MrPogi; 07-14-2013 at 02:42 PM.
Why those Pogi, they tougher/better for some reason ?
They're built for BIG antennas, and have metal gears (at least, most of them do)
Originally Posted by SWHouston