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Hi, I'm new to the forum and new to OTA HDTV. Looking at the Eagle Aspen Rotator, the instructions indicate I should attach the antenna (a ClearStream2 in my case) to a "stub mast" (short 12" mast I'm supposed to get from somewhere). The stub mast will then be attached to the rotator and the rotator will be affixed to a "fixed mast" (I'm supposing my ClearStream2 J-mount). Anybody know where online can I buy the "stub mast" required by the aspen rotator? I really didn't want to pay the price of an extension I found on antennasdirect (almost $40) only to take a hacksaw to it.
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Well, if you were using a 10' mast, you could just cut off the top foot. Otherwise, a piece of 1" EMT conduit will do the job. Of course, you may have to buy 10' of it if you go to a home improvement store. Still, it would only be about $7.
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Do not mount the rotor on that 20" J-mount, it's not strong enough.
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Well, if you were using a 10' mast, you could just cut off the top foot. Otherwise, a piece of 1" EMT conduit will do the job. Of course, you may have to buy 10' of it if you go to a home improvement store. Still, it would only be about $7.

Thanks Colm for the advice...hadn't considered this, but i'll look into it.
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Do not mount the rotor on that 20" J-mount, it's not strong enough.

Thanks for the response; I don't expect the entire length (j-mount + rotator + stub mast + antenna) to be taller than 4 ft. Is it because of the weight of the rotator that you're saying this? The ClearStream2 is also pretty lightweight.
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Thanks Colm for the advice...hadn't considered this, but i'll look into it.

I know Radio Shack and Lowes has 5 foot masts.
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Thanks for the response; I don't expect the entire length (j-mount + rotator + stub mast + antenna) to be taller than 4 ft. Is it because of the weight of the rotator that you're saying this? The ClearStream2 is also pretty lightweight.

Yes, the antenna is lightweight but the rotor is not.
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You can also try larger EMT (electrical) conduit. Lengths less then 5'. More than that, you will need guy wires which you should have for any mast. wink.gif

There is a dedicated thread for the rotor here;
http://www.avsforum.com/t/840847/eagle-aspen-rotr100-diseqc-antenna-rotor

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