I have tried to raise the T.V. antenna on the 1970 Sovereign
I just purchased several times - no joy.
Today the weather was nice enough, so I thought I'd get out a ladder and take a look at it.
The antenna apears to be all there, but there is an exposed worm gear and spur (round disk, about the size of a silver dollar) that I believe is stripped out. Round gear seems stripped, worm looks plastic and sun faded, but all there.
I guess my first question is why can I see these gears? Should there be a cover that I am perhaps missing, or are these gears exposed to the weather on all antennas?
Next, can I buy a replacement gear, and exterior cover, if necessaary, or is it better to just scrap the antenna? It looks like there is a lot of weight levered on to those gears.
I have tried to read what I can find in this forum, but I really don't quite understand all of the topic, since I am not even sure of the antenna type I have.
Thanks for the Help,