Jase88, or anyone else...@goforit: Difficult question to answer. I've pulled similar rotors off ancient towers. The owners have told me the equipment hasn't been used in decades, yet I could still get it to work just fine.
The difficulty comes from evaluating the quality differences in devices made in the 70's, vs. what Channel Master is selling today. Though my understanding is that the head unit isn't the weakest link in the Channel Master rotator system: The control box is.
So I'm going to surmise, based on my experiences, that you should be just fine. Assuming that the component quality is near the calibre of the units made decades ago...
I have an antenna that was installed circa 1993. The rotor was used every once in a while until around 2000, after which it was not used for 4-5 years.I got a CM rotor, less than 2 years-old, and I rarely use it.
Do these rotors need periodic exericse (use) to keep them loose and longlasting? Will it cease up if I don't use it atleast once a month?
Or, will it last longer the less I use it?