[amsat-bb] Re: 5500 rotor problem
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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