[amsat-bb] Re: Please help - ideas?

K8TB k8tb at bosscher.org
Wed May 5 17:12:52 PDT 2010


    I have a spare G-5400B controller if you want to try that. To make 
sure, the El works OK when wired into the AZ pins? If it still acts up, 
I would look at a bad motor cap, which is in the rotor. However, you can 
parallel a cap in the shack across pins E4 and E5. You could go to 
Graingers and get a motor starting/running cap, like a 2MDR1 for less 
than $ 10.00

     I'm not sure on the difference between the 5400 and 5500, so maybe 
someone on this forum can tell us if this controller would work. (It has 
the DB-9 serial cable).

     Let me know. And don't forget May 18th, for the DF Hunt!

      tom bosscher k8tb

On 5/5/2010 7:36 PM, Michae J. Wolthuis wrote:
> I have an ongoing problem with my Elevation rotor of my g-5500 setup.  It
> has been in to Yaesu who said it was fine.  The controller was not sent in
> only the actual EL hardware because when I first got it this occurred right
> away when I installed my new site and the AZ rotor seemed to work fine on
> either the AZ or the EL terminals, so Yaesu determined it must be the EL
> itself, it appears maybe not.

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