Looking to Turn that House Around? Below we have a selection of antenna rotors available on . This would be the most logical place to start looking if you are looking for a used rotor. You might just find your self a beam antenna in the process if you do not already have one. A directional beam antenna with a rotor is the best way to increase the signal from your station without running excessive power levels. One of the greatest thing about using a beam is "rejection". This is the antenna rejecting other signal besides those in the direction your antenna is pointed.
"I just have a Little Beam Antenna, Can I use a TV Antenna Rotor?"
The guy I know that is using a cheap tv antenna rotor is a very dedicated operator in a high wind area. When the storm comes he says "time to turn my antenna in to the wind". meaning he does his best to aim the pointed part of the antenna in to the direction the wind is mostly coming from. It's been holding up for quite some years, BUT, it is on a flat roof. He takes the rotor and antenna down when catastrophic winds are predicted. So as you see it depend on your install. I would not throw a beam on a tower with a cheap tv rotor.
The general point is a tv rotor will work in more of a controlled environment. It all depends all the dedication of the station owner. For example, if one had easy access to the antenna, they could build a simple locking safety device for the rotor. Remember we are talking small beam antennas here. I am saying the rotor will turn it. I am not claiming the wind won't damage it. These cheaper rotors are remote controlled. yes, that means no power cable running to the antenna rotor. Wireless Remote Controlled Rotor.