CDE HAM-II Rotor & Control Box
CDE HAM-II rotor. Date Code/ Stamping is 5-536. From an estate sale.
No lower mast adapter (canít find it, and this was in a tower, so the original owner may never have had it). The combo has been sitting in storage the last 5 years or so.
The motor housing and mast bracket hardware are in good shape. The bottom screw terminals were covered in silicone, and arenít bad, but from age they could use a cleaning or replacing. The control box is the older black top / white bottom case with anodized-looking front face. The control box is in fair shape. The meter movement is fine, and all controls work perfect, and the covers are in fairly decent shape, but the only negative is that the front panel looks like it has sparkly marks all over it. It looks almost like pitting from age, but the surface feels smooth. Almost as if something stained it at one time. Itís not that bad, but Iím trying to give an honest overall description, so I wonít give it a ďgoodĒ rating. Maybe those less picky would not care.
I hooked it up on my bench using the 40ft or so of 8-conductor cable I found with it (to be included). The brake action is as expected. The rotor takes few seconds to start turning once the direction levers are depressed, but it does turn most of the time. Iím guessing either the motor cap is on the way out, or the housing unit bearings could use a good reconditioning and greasing. The terminals may also be introducing some resistance.
Overall, the combo needs a little TLC before being installed, but seeing what MFJ is getting for the new HyGain units, the package is being priced right. A good deal for someone familiar with rebuilding them.
Due to the age, it is being sold as is. Photos available upon request.
$200 plus shipping. Paypal will be accepted if you cover the fee (approx. $6), otherwise postal m.o. accepted.