I have read many reviews on this antenna before purchased. One thing one must realize for an antenna with an amp and a rotor at this price it is not made of gold!
#1 the small manual "bites" poor English too!
#2 the elements are thin gauge (lighter in the wind)
#3 50ft. coax cable is wired to unit
(F jack would be better)
#4 Wires to UHF element not great (about 1/4"x 3" aluminum...won't rust!)
All said...I ordered this as a spare w/rotor.
My current outdoor antenna I have had for 5yrs. the rotor never worked right! The SC-603 rotor does...larger and stronger also.(some other customers not so lucky with theirs)
Note: With the remote or base unit one must double clip the button to change direction. It will indeed rotate 360°.
Mine worked well.
As said, this spare antenna...if the amp works as good as my current $20 antenna you may not have 120 mile range but 60 miles easy. I plan to modify the SC-603 with F-connector jack and more weather protection...wind and rain. Maybe even LED lights to see direction @ night!
The main boom is metal...my $20 antenna boom is plastic!
Remember it's low cost. If you get this antenna, test the rotor op. w/remote and base first before you assemble. If it does not you can get a replacement before you put it all together! I plan to use some silcone glue on many of the elements, connections, and joints to make it more solid in the wind and bad weather.
Yes there are better antennas. But will most likely cost more. It is a fairly high gain unit and if put together with care...and "glue"! it could last for 15 years or more!
So, hope this helps in what you decide. Good Luck!
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