[amsat-bb] Re: Help with Yaesu g5500

Elan Portnoy elanportnoy at yahoo.com
Fri Nov 20 22:05:43 PST 2009

Spray-out the switch with cleaner?

--- On Fri, 11/20/09, wolthui3 at msu.edu <wolthui3 at msu.edu> wrote:

> From: wolthui3 at msu.edu <wolthui3 at msu.edu>
> Subject: [amsat-bb]  Help with Yaesu g5500
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Date: Friday, November 20, 2009, 11:12 PM
> 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.
> Mike
> kb8zgl
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