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Old 03-06-2007, 12:43 PM   #1
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Default ROTR100 rotator setup

I like the idea of not having to run bunch of wire/cables..hope it works out.
http://www.eagleaspen.com/products/products_1.php?id=89
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Old 03-07-2007, 01:50 PM   #2
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Nifty idea, but just remember, every splice and connector in your downlead cable introduces signal loss and potential for corrosion, etc. If any signals are marginal they may disappear. Also, new gadgets have a tendency to have new failures, especially when the product line is fresh and untested.
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Old 03-07-2007, 02:08 PM   #3
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there are load and accuracy issues with that rotor.

The rotor is spec'd at +/- 2 degrees. kinda stinks.
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Old 03-07-2007, 11:42 PM   #4
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there are load and accuracy issues with that rotor.

The rotor is spec'd at +/- 2 degrees. kinda stinks.
figures...Guess I could always just use the signal meter until I reach the
highest lever and go from there. I ordered it in hopes to get a ABC feed
from Tulsa since most of my local are in the East and Tulsa is to the NW. But afterwards and talking to others the Tulsa thing I can forget .
Just to far away from zip 74959. Thanks for the in puts.
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Old 03-08-2007, 04:36 AM   #5
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use the cm9521A rotor instead

http://www.solidsignal.com/prod_disp...d=MTRTR200-100
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Old 03-08-2007, 09:20 AM   #6
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With the right antenna, you have a very good chance of picking up the Tulsa digital stations: I think Rick is right about the Rotr100, though> have a look at this post:


I don't have any experience with the Eagle Aspen rotator, but the motor seems to be the same Crown motor used by most of the major manufacturers. I was kind of intrigued with some of it's features, though. In their Literature, Eagle-Aspen mentions that it is strongly recommended that RG-6 coax cable that has a solid copper core center conductor be used with it, rather that the more common copper coated steel. Belden 1694a is such a cable. They also mention limiting antenna length to 134", probably to cover their own butts so yahoos don't try using a Wade VIP-307 and a 4228 on the same mast with one...LOL. Based on my experience with the CM 9521a, which appears to use the same motor, it's probably OK for an all channel antenna like a Winegard HD7084P or a CM 3671, or for a single 4228 or a XG-91, but I wouldn't go crazy with the thing. It appears to put 18 volts up the coax line at about 80ma to power a preamp, which should be enough for anything that we are likely to throw at it, but again, they caution that you should use a solid copper conductor coax, and reduce the maximum recommended cable length when using a preamp. OH, and there appear not to be many in circulation: when I Googled the ROTR100, most of the sites list them as out-of-stock, although Solid Signal says that they have them in stock, and have priced it pretty fairly at $70+9.95 for shipping. I have a feeling that this rotator is NOT going to be friendly to most satellite people who use diplexers, based on the amount of current the control box sends up the cable to the rotator motor: Just an observation...YMMV
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In otherwords ...get something different
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I thought I said that...LMAO!
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With the right antenna, you have a very good chance of picking up the Tulsa digital stations: I think Rick is right about the Rotr100, though> have a look at this post:


I don't have any experience with the Eagle Aspen rotator, but the motor seems to be the same Crown motor used by most of the major manufacturers. I was kind of intrigued with some of it's features, though. In their Literature, Eagle-Aspen mentions that it is strongly recommended that RG-6 coax cable that has a solid copper core center conductor be used with it, rather that the more common copper coated steel. Belden 1694a is such a cable. They also mention limiting antenna length to 134", probably to cover their own butts so yahoos don't try using a Wade VIP-307 and a 4228 on the same mast with one...LOL. Based on my experience with the CM 9521a, which appears to use the same motor, it's probably OK for an all channel antenna like a Winegard HD7084P or a CM 3671, or for a single 4228 or a XG-91, but I wouldn't go crazy with the thing. It appears to put 18 volts up the coax line at about 80ma to power a preamp, which should be enough for anything that we are likely to throw at it, but again, they caution that you should use a solid copper conductor coax, and reduce the maximum recommended cable length when using a preamp. OH, and there appear not to be many in circulation: when I Googled the ROTR100, most of the sites list them as out-of-stock, although Solid Signal says that they have them in stock, and have priced it pretty fairly at $70+9.95 for shipping. I have a feeling that this rotator is NOT going to be friendly to most satellite people who use diplexers, based on the amount of current the control box sends up the cable to the rotator motor: Just an observation...YMMV
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