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Reviews Categories | Antenna Rotators & Accessories | Portable Rotation Ultra-Portable Rotor system, Model 12PR1A Help


Reviews Summary for Portable Rotation Ultra-Portable Rotor system, Model 12PR1A
 Portable Rotation Ultra-Portable Rotor system, Model 12PR1A Reviews: 2 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $329.00
Description: Ultra-portable Antenna Rotor System. This system includes,
Rotor mast Unit, Microprocessor based Rotor Controller, 50
foot of interconnecting cable, 6 foot power cable and a 3
foot USB cable. The Rotor Controller interface consists of 3
multifunction buttons, 2 LEDs, backlit 8x2 display and also
supports remote control software from a PC using a USB port.
The Rotor system weighs 3 pounds 10 ounces and runs on 12
VDC at low current.
Product is in production.
More info: http://www.portablerotation.com
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K4XXX Rating: 5/5 Oct 17, 2014 20:23 Send this review to a friend
Great little rotor  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
I bought this set up with the intent to go roving some with V/UHF gear. It works great. I currently have it set up temporarily at my new QTH and it performs really well. Can't put too many antennas on the rotor, but I've been thinking hard about getting a second one for another temporary set up until I can get something better in the ground. Set up is easy, manual was easy for me to understand. I was up and running and antennas pointing in the right direction in about 10 minutes. Great product! I'd recommend this rotor system. The carrying bag is helpful in keeping all the cables and parts neatly together for transport.

73 d K4XXX/8
 
KJ6YSV Rating: 5/5 Feb 23, 2014 04:06 Send this review to a friend
VERY WELL MADE  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Hi All,
I have been looking for a portable antenna rotor for my Ham Radio go-kits for long time and found a great product so i did a small review to share.

Company Name: Portable Rotation
Model Number: 12PR1A Portable Rotor System

Web Site: http://www.portablerotation.com

I have had this rotor system for over a month now and it has operated great and without issue the whole time. The rotor system is designed to turn just about any portable VHF/UHF and HF Dipoles that are on the market today. I have a Super Antenna YP-3 3 element Yagi and though large and over the suggested weight limit the the rotor system turns it without issue. When turning a large antenna you want to keep the supply voltage above 12 volts and make sure your antenna is balanced on the rotors antenna mast.

The system is small and light weight, weighing in at about 3 pounds 10 ounces. A unique feature of the system is that the rotor cable is only 4 conductor making it light weight and easy to use. The rotational hard stop is managed in the controller, allowing turns from 0 degrees to 180 degrees clockwise and/or counterclockwise. It will not allow turns through 180 degrees. The installation process is unique in that you put the antenna rotor unit in the air, and then calibrate the starting heading of the antenna in the controller. Calibration along with all other user settings remain over power cycles. The design and user interface is well thought out.

The controller is very easy to use, you can turn your antenna in 1 of 3 ways; manually by pressing the CW or CCW buttons, Automatically by entering a new heading or through computer control. The user manual is detailed in the operation of the system.

Pros: Easy fast deployment, light weight, 12 volt operation, Can be turned off when not in use and when turned back on the heading and operating mode is saved.
Cons: Mechanical unit is light weight and therefore you must be careful with offset loads. It is not weather tight, rated for 3 season use.

73s
Lee KJ6YSV
 


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