[amsat-bb] Re: G-5500 rotor motor intermittent

Sebastian 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  
> debugging
> 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  
> repair
> while I have it open or are there people who do a good job in  
> rebuilding
> Yaesu rotors, roughly 5 years old??
> Michael  K3MH

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