[amsat-bb] Help with Yaesu g5500
wolthui3 at msu.edu
Fri Nov 20 21:12:31 PST 2009
I bought a used Yaesu g5500 and it has a strange problem. The AZ works perfect, but when I push the EL button it seems to work (ie. Move up or down) about 1 out of 4 tries. I can regularly duplicate the issue where I can't get EL to change. If I wait 30mins and come back then it sometimes works right away.
The rotor itself was into Yaesu and they said it was 100% perfectly fine. I have tried swapping the AZ/EL cables around and no difference.
It has to be a controller issue I think. Any ideas before I box it up and ship it to Yaesu to check?
When it works, it works fine and typically for 5-10mins straight, but then suddenly it will not change again.
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