[amsat-bb] Re: Help with Yaesu g5500
Michael J. Wolthuis
wolthui3 at msu.edu
Sun Nov 22 17:07:05 PST 2009
Not the switch unfortunately. The same problem occurs when controlled
by computer from Uni_trac 2000. Work about 25% of the time.
Elan Portnoy wrote:
> 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.
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