[amsat-bb] Re: 5500 rotor problem

Floyd Rodgers kc5qbc at swbell.net
Sat Oct 8 09:40:26 PDT 2011

The 450 is a 360 degree system vs the 5500 is a 450 degree system, or at 
least that is what the yaesu website says. I wish it were a direct 
interchange, but the top casting is different. I have a 5500 that took 
some wind damage and them some weeks later took a tree down hit. Got 
fairly lucky, in that I only bent some elements on the antenna in the 
second event. The rotor was previously damaged from the high wind event. 
In that event I got 80+mph and a flying 10ft dish impact. Guess that's 
what broke the azmith.

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