I want to turn a small 6M yagi with a TV rotor. What is the closest that I can (should) install the rotor to the yagi? Would prefer to put the rotor right at the bottom of the yagi but have no idea if it will interfer with the yagi's performance. The yagi will be horizontal BTW.
I have a M Squared 6M7JHV 7 el 6M yagi with the 31.5 ft boom mounted appx 18 inches above a Alliance HD-73 rotor at the top of a 40 ft light duty guyed tower and it suffers no ill affects as far as I have seen or measured. SWR is exactly as it is spec'ed to be and performance is spectacular (when 6M is open of course). I would suspect so long as the boom is a foot or so above the top of the rotor you should be just fine. I have a similar setup on another tower using a Force 12 C3S (20-15-10M) and another Alliance HD-73, boom appx 18" above top of rotor and it too has no problems.