[amsat-bb] Re: Yaesu Rotator Cable

Stan, W1LE stanw1le at verizon.net
Sun May 29 14:46:59 PDT 2011

Hello Mike,

I do not use 6 conductor rotator control cable.

I use 8 conductor cables for both AZ and EL on the Yaesu G5400B 
positioner, leaving 4 spares.

That gives me spares to control:
1. cross pol yagi polarization, (RHCP vs LHCP) 2M and 70 cm
2. Mast mounted preamplifier DC power controlled from the sequencer in 
the shack. 2M and 70 cm.

You could also uses spare conductors to control:
3. DC power for the 2.4 GHz to 2M DEMI RX only downconverter.
4. conductors for the temporary maintenance intercom.

Spares are good. For all of my other rotator control cables I use 8 
One size, one grade, logistically simple ( to me).

I get my rotator control cable from The RF Connection in Gaithersburg 
Maryland. Ask for Joel.
Do a google search on them for details.

Stan, W1LE      Cape Cod    FN41sr

On 5/29/2011 5:16 PM, Mike1234 wrote:
> I have looked all over the place I was wondering if someone could tell me
> where I can get the six conductor rotator cable for the yaesu 5500 rotator.
>         Mike   N8GBU
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