[amsat-bb] Re: Motor for Yaesu G5500 Azimuth Rotator?
David Palmer KB5WIA
kb5wia at amsat.org
Thu Feb 23 10:16:39 PST 2012
Thanks Drew, Dee, and Kevin!
Yes, I definitely plan to add a thermal switch to the replacement
motor on the rebuild -- hopefully to prevent such a thing from
happening again, ugh!
Mike WA6ARA suggested a company down in LA that rewinds motors -- I
sent them a description, and they wrote back at 11pm last night (!)
saying that there would be no problem with this one, but to send it
down so they could take a look and give a quote. So .. the defective
motor is on its way down there now.
I'd still like to get a replacement of some sort, whether or not the
rewind is successful -- can anyone confirm if the G5400 azimuth
rotator motor will physically fit in the G5500 gear assembly? I know
the capacitor is inboard in the '5500 and at the controller on the
'5400, but are the two motors physically similar?
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