[amsat-bb] Re: Help on Rotator Problem

P. Thomas Gabel KTGAB at highstream.net
Sun Oct 15 11:17:47 PDT 2006

Enzo and group,
I had the same problem two different times over the years with the wire 
broken of the potentiometer. After the second time, I put a new heavier 
and more flexible stranded wire on it and it has been  fine for the last 
year. 73, Tom-N9RPQ.

Jim Sanford wrote:
> Gents:
> I experienced a FAILURE of azimuth position.  Ordered a new pot, and it 
> turned out that the failure was that the lead going to the wiper had 
> broken.  It is very fine wire and broke due to flexing.  Poor design, in 
> my opinion.  I reinforced it with some tape backed by a tiewrap in the 
> appropriate place to take the stress off that connection.
> Good luck!
> 73,
> Jim
> wb4gcs at amsat.org
> Steve Bosshard wrote:
>> Some rotors use a potentiometer in the housing to send position information
>> to the control box.  Be sure the rotor cable is intact (my puppy dogs really
>> like rotor cable) and if so, next look at cleaning / replacing the pot in
>> the rotor housing...sb
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
>> Behalf Of Vincenzo Mone
>> Sent: Sunday, October 15, 2006 8:00 AM
>> To: Amsat - BBs
>> Subject: [amsat-bb] Help on Rotator Problem
>> Hi to the list,
>> I own an Azimuth Elevation rotator
>> Yaesu G-5400B.
>> Since a while I am having a problem:
>> When I turn the azimuth Rotator I can see that the needle when it moves it
>> does not move straight but often it makes a little flick backwards of the
>> turning way. Sometime it seems that the needle stops for a moment.
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