[amsat-bb] Re: Pots for 5400

George Henry ka3hsw at att.net
Wed Jun 17 19:06:51 PDT 2009

Rivets are OK...  problem is a bad pot that has some intermittent areas.

I bought my 5400 used, and the previous owner had mounted the azimuth rotor 
UPSIDE DOWN (no wonder it "turned the wrong way"...) and it got a LOT of 
water inside.  Despite my best efforts, the AZ pot has continued to go 
downhill ever since.

Needs a brake disc, too...

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dave Guimont" <dguimon1 at san.rr.com>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 10:56 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Pots for 5400

I'm throwing this out for what it may be worth...

I now have two 5500's and have had no trouble for years.

Before that I had two 5400's and had trouble with
both on the pots...the connections were rivets,
and I opened up both and soldered the rivets, solved the problems on both...

I replaced them, still working because of the
over 360° rotation on the 5500's..

May be worth a shot to take a look....

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