eHam.net - Amateur Radio (Ham Radio) Community

Call Search
     

New to Ham Radio?
My Profile

Community
Articles
Forums
News
Reviews
Friends Remembered
Strays
Survey Question

Operating
Contesting
DX Cluster Spots
Propagation

Resources
Calendar
Classifieds
Ham Exams
Ham Links
List Archives
News Articles
Product Reviews
QSL Managers

Site Info
eHam Help (FAQ)
Support the site
The eHam Team
Advertising Info
Vision Statement
About eHam.net


Reviews Categories | Antenna Rotators & Accessories | NTE U 105 Help


Reviews Summary for NTE U 105
NTE U 105 Reviews: 5 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $54.95
Description: Small TV, CB, Ham rotator
3 Sq FT max windload
Product is in production.
More info: http://
Email Subscription
You are not subscribed to this review.

Subscribe!
My Subscriptions
Subscriptions Help

You can write your own review of the NTE U 105.

WB4RTP Rating: 5/5 May 17, 2014 17:20 Send this review to a friend
Great inexpensive antenna rotator  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I purchased the U-106 version, which is the same rotator with a fancy controller, with the TB-105 thrust bearing, to use with a Wellbrook loop (see my review of the Wellbrook ALA 330S). The loop is on a ten-foot TV mast mounted on the U-105, with the TB-105 thrust bearing about 4 feet above the U-105 at the top of the same mast as the U-105. I had to cut off the tab that the U-105 has to hang off the top of a mast so it would mount below the top of a mast. The TB-105 thrust bearing transforms the U-105 from a good light weight to a serious contender.
http://www.nteinc.com/antenna-rotors.php?a=28
 
KB9NGX Rating: 5/5 Apr 22, 2014 12:32 Send this review to a friend
Great Rotator. Excellent value.  Time owned: more than 12 months
I have been using this rotator for about nine years. It has been, without any problem, turning a vertically mounted, thirteen element two meter yagi. Through the worst of seasonal weather. Including winds, which severely damaged nearby trees.
 
K9FON Rating: 5/5 Aug 10, 2008 18:23 Send this review to a friend
WORKS!!!  Time owned: more than 12 months
I bought one of these rugged litle workhorses a few years ago to turn a 2 meter yagi. When we moved to our house i put it up on the roof to turn a Cushcraft 148 20T and a 3 element 6 meter beam. When i took them down i put up a 30' push up pole with a 2 element triband HF beam. Here last fall we put up a TV antenna array and well, you guessed it, up went the U 105!!! After all these antennas and different windloads the little rotator still work great!! I now have another up on the roof mounted to a chimney turning a Avanti Moonraker 4 10 meter beam but i also have a thrust bearing just above the rotator for added support. We will see how well the rotator works under the stress of a larger antenna!!!
 
KI4MYD Rating: 5/5 Jun 1, 2006 12:56 Send this review to a friend
Second and Strong  Time owned: more than 12 months
Have actually owned two of these: one for our television antenna, and one purchased for the ham antenna.

The one we're using for the television antenna has been running strong for going on probably 3 years now, and that's with daily use (we don't have cable here). Because of how well it's held up, I purchased the same one to turn my Cushcraft 2M 10 element beam.

This rotor can handle a great load with ease. The beam weighed 6lbs and it was up around 40 feet with a 6' turning radius and the high winds from a couple storms never phased it.

Great rotor and worth every penny.
 
KC9GUZ Rating: 5/5 May 10, 2006 12:31 Send this review to a friend
Good little rotor  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
I had this rotator up for 6 mo. back when i lived in town. I had it up 36' on top of a push up pole and had a 5 ele beam 2 m and a 2 meter verticle. The rotator worked well for what it is and i never had any problems. The only gripe I have is it needs resynchronised every so often but other than that its a decent rotator!
 


If you have any questions, problems, or suggestions about Reviews, please email your Reviews Manager.