[amsat-bb] Re: G-5500 drama
John / NS1Z
ns1zjohn at gmail.com
Tue Jan 15 02:30:36 PST 2013
Isn't the G500 the equivalent to the G5500 elevation rotor? Mounted right
side up. Isn't the G450 is the azimuth replacement? I have used these in
the past but don't remember if they have threaded holes for the bracket.
From: Bob- W7LRD
Sent: Monday, January 14, 2013 10:51 PM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] G-5500 drama
Hello all...my rotor problem has been resolved..A few things learned in the
process are....Before I even cracked the case I called Yaesu just in case
the rotor was "totaled". I asked them how much is it for just a G5500
elevation rotor. They do not sell a single rotor! Why???, I asked, they did
not know, that's what they were told from Japan. I am planning on writing to
Japan for all the good it will do. After spending a few K on Yaesu products
over the years I was a bit po. Anyway, took rotor apart cleaned, replaced
bearings, packed them with good grease, replaced all the bolts with
stainless steel hex head ones. Why they don't do that in the first place I
do not understand. I soon discovered the root cause of the rotor problem,
and I will take that information to the grave with me, far to embarrassing
to even bring up in confession. My thanks to the many replies particularly
from Dave KB1PVH, those links were invaluable. Lots of good information on
the bb archive.
from the embarrassing LRD compound
73 Bob W7LRD
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