[amsat-bb] Re: G-5500 frozen

Alan wa4sca at gmail.com
Sat Jan 12 11:27:14 PST 2013


You can find heating tapes for pipes at most hardware stores.  You can wind
them on pipes to keep them from freezing.  I have also seen adhesive pads
for similar tasks at technical specialty stores.  Over the years I have
known a couple of hams in the northern areas who use them to keep rotators
from freezing.  It just gives you another wire to run and keep from binding.



-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Bob- W7LRD
Sent: Saturday, January 12, 2013 12:40 PM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] G-5500 frozen

For those waiting for the on going rotor drama at the LRD compound. Tipped
tower over, removed all antennas, rotor etc. took in shop opened case, one
big ice cube inside. The gears can not move through ice! I will clean it up,
dry it out, does anyone have any experience with sealing this thing up,
making gasket etc ? It is the Yaesu G-5500 elevation rotor. It does rain
here a bit (Seattle) hihi 
73 Bob W7LRD 
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