Retro Antenna Rotator

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Took this one down today, it still worked as well after what looked like about 15 years in operation. :)
 

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What did you replace it with - if anything? :)
 

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The chimney was being taken down, so I put up a new High gain antenna on the adjacent gable (the one to the right in the picture) and added a Sky minidish onto the 2" mast, with a quad LNB. :)
 

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Will the rotator appear on ebay?? :D
 

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Could that be adapted for use as a satellite dish motor? :D

Interesting looking thing though, but it's the aerials I'm looking at as I recently saw a couple of those really long ones in a nearby metalworks' skip (along with several other aerials and a minidish after the high winds a couple of months back), and I thought to myself "I wonder if they're VHF or UHF? :confused ".... :D
 

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2cvbloke said:
Could that be adapted for use as a satellite dish motor? :D

Interesting looking thing though, but it's the aerials I'm looking at as I recently saw a couple of those really long ones in a nearby metalworks' skip (along with several other aerials and a minidish after the high winds a couple of months back), and I thought to myself "I wonder if they're VHF or UHF? :confused ".... :D


Shame on you - Id have thought you would have nabbed them. :-rofl2
 

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Analoguesat said:
Shame on you - Id have thought you would have nabbed them. :-rofl2

What would I do with a nackered old huge great stonker of an aerial that was about as tall as me? :p

As for the minidish, there was no LNB so I left it, plus it was on a manky old pole that was better in the skip than in my house!!! :p

Hmm, that's got me thinking, I once went on a wlak to a local landmark (Blacko Tower) and on the way up to the tower was a pile of old telegraph poles, some still with their old porcelein insulators attatched, I wonder if they're still there.... :D
 
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