[amsat-bb] Re: G-5500 rotor motor intermittent
w4as at bellsouth.net
Sun Jun 21 19:48:18 PDT 2009
Michael, you have received a lot of information about troubleshooting
the rotor on this reflector.
However, if you are not able to repair it, I just wanted to let you
know (in case you didn't see my post a few days ago), that contrary to
popular belief, Yaesu still fixes their rotors, specifically both the
I had a bad azimuth rotor, and I shipped it to them. I believe they
charge a $35 estimate fee. If you decide to fix it, the fee is waived.
My rotor cost me just a little over $100 and was very securely shipped
to me. I received a post card when it was received, and a phone call
telling me what the total would be; once I gave the ok, I had it back
in my hands in one week, and it's up and running again.
Of course, if you are able to troubleshoot it, you will be learning
more than I did, but I admit that at this point in life, I would
rather have someone who knows what they are doing fix it, and $100 in
today's world isn't a lot of money.
73 de W4AS
On Jun 20, 2009, at 8:54 PM, Michael Hatzakis Jr MD wrote:
> Ok, sorry for the additional post, this is a follow up. After my
> session today, I am fast-forwarding to what I expect will be the
> ending to
> this little fairy tail, that is, I see me climbing up and pulling
> down this
> damn rotor to either replace or repair.
> So, next natural question is, if I am going to repair, what should I
> while I have it open or are there people who do a good job in
> Yaesu rotors, roughly 5 years old??
> Michael K3MH
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