[amsat-bb] G5500 Rotor Problems

Angelo Glorioso n5uxt at hotmail.com
Sat Apr 24 16:09:56 PDT 2010

 With field day coming around the corner, I took the time to work on my spare G5500 rotor
setup. I knew from earlier this year, I had to put my spare azimuth rotor to replace the
one that stopped working. 

 I took the Azimuth rotor apart and come to find out that it seems the nylon gear that is
attached to the motor itself is slipping big time. I can manually move the other gears and 
they seem to be working fine. 

 I will take the rest of the rotor apart  tomorrow, but I was wondering if anyone else has come
across this problem???  Since I am unable to see without taking the rest of the rotor
apart, anyone know how this gear is attached to the shaft of the motor?? Anyone
have any ideas where I might get another gear if necessary??

 I see why Yaesu will only sell the whole motor attachment know for 200.00 plus dollars.

73 de Angelo

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