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Old 11-14-2012, 04:46 PM   #1
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Just wondering if there are any "wireless" antenna rotors available so a wire doesn't have to be run in the house. If so any recomendations?
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:35 PM   #2
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Doesn't exist.

One could be reasonably developed (it would be a fun project), but it would be expensive, so much so that you could have hired an electrician or installer several times to install a rotor cable.
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Just wondering if there are any "wireless" antenna rotors available so a wire doesn't have to be run in the house. If so any recomendations?
So, you would rather climb up to the antenna to change the batteries?
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So, you would rather climb up to the antenna to change the batteries?
That would be difficult
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I've never seen one.
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:34 PM   #6
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The Eagle Aspen ROTR100 unit uses your coaxial cable to power and control the rotor AND it has an IR remote.

That's about as wireless as it gets.
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And the Eagle Aspen is a piece of junk, unless you live in the shadow of the tower - you might or might not get reception and it is a UHF only antenna.

If you do not want a rotor, just use a thrust bearing and a lock and a pipe wrench and run the pipe from the ground to the antenna and turn the whole antenna manually.

That was how our ham radio club turned it's large 20 meters ( 14 MHz ) beam antenna for years.
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And the Eagle Aspen is a piece of junk, unless you live in the shadow of the tower - you might or might not get reception and it is a UHF only antenna..
??? Jim referred to a rotor from Eagle Aspen, see: http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp...tator-(ROTR100)

Why did you think it was a UHF antenna? The ROTR in the model number was a pretty good clue and Jim did call it a rotor...
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