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How about one that has fairly fine adjustment, perhaps remote control operated (not critical), and doesn't cost an arm and leg.
 

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Check out the Amateur radio shops, they are the only ones I know that sell rotors with fine adjustments, and the readouts are in degree's, they are very very accurate, but not sure what they cost these days.
 

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I've been extremely happy with the ChannelMaster rotator with infrared wireless remote that I ordered through Radio Shack a few years ago. I think it was just over $100. It seems to be adjustable in one- or two- degree incraments.


Here it is:

http://www.channelmaster.com/pages/rc1.htm
 

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I have the ChannelMaster with remote, also. While I'm satisfied with it on the whole, it "goes nuts" a few times a year and has to be unplugged to reset it.


I also have occasional problems with it forgetting where it's supposed to point, and have to resync it.


Rick
 

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I have the ChannelMaster with remote, also. While I'm satisfied with it on the whole, it "goes nuts" a few times a year and has to be unplugged to reset it.


I also have occasional problems with it forgetting where it's supposed to point, and have to resync it.


Rick
Rick,

maybe it does not like the channel you are watching.:D
 

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I have had the Channel Master unit for a little over 1 month (hasn't needed readjustment yet even though we've had a couple strong storms here in Dallas) and it has helped me pull in the weakest station in the area (PBS) that I couldn't get at all before. One convenient feature is that when using a Pronto remote the antenna coordinates can be added to the individual station macros so the best signal can be received at all times.
 

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The RS unit is OEM'ed by channelmaster and is adjustable in 2-3 dgree increments which should be plenty fine enough to zero in on whaterver signal you are after.
 

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Does Channel Master OEM thier antennas too at RS?
 

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Hi Jeff,


I too have the Channel Master 9521 with remote. Works great.


Thanks,

Errol
 

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Actually, most of the consumer rotators need adjustment from time to time. Mainly this is caused by the lack of or very poor breaking systems. Adjustment usually just means full rotation o fthe antenna in both directions. Amateur Radio rotators would probably be over kill for TV antennas, unless you have a large stack or lots of wind load.
 

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If you are using a Channel Master model #9521 the unit may be set to program a sync command automatically after 50 preprogramed moves. This feature is switched on (or reset to 50) by pressing 98 UP on the remote. It is switched off by pressing 98 DOWN on the remote, per page 6 in the Owner's Guide.


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............perhaps remote control operated (not critical)........
Remote control is NOT crtitcal? Planning on doing some climbing?


(I am guessing you meant "wireless" remote control - lol).
 

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Does Channel Master OEM thier antennas too at RS?
Not that I'm aware of. AFAIK, RatShack produces their own at various foreign factories.
 
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