[amsat-bb] Re: Need help dismantling KR-500
domenico.i8cvs at tin.it
Tue Oct 15 04:17:00 PDT 2013
Hi Richard, G3RWL
If you have the original manual of the elevation rotator KR-500 there
is a clear mechanical drawing inside showing bearings ,ball retainers,
gears and all shaft in line so that it is very easy to understand how
If you don't hown the above drawing I can send to you a scanned copy
You did already the most critical job to remove the eigth screws fastening
both alves of the rotator HI....HI !
About the grease I have used the molibdene black grease for differential
gears on truks.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Limebear" <Richard at g3rwl.demon.co.uk>
To: "Amsatbb" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Monday, October 14, 2013 6:19 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Need help dismantling KR-500
> Its been up on the mast 20+ years but still turns ok. I now have it off
> and, before I sell it, I'd like to clean it up, replace the grease etc.
> Loosening the screws has been quite a journey, strong wrench and lots of
> blowlamp. Before I finally open it up I recall that someone had put
> instructions online somewhere but I can't find them; grateful for a
> and/or other tips. Also which grease to use (USA greases are not available
> in the UK).
> Richard G3RWL
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