[amsat-bb] Re: G-5500 frozen

Jim Jerzycke kq6ea at verizon.net
Sat Jan 12 11:56:48 PST 2013

Even though we don't get real weather down here in SoCal, Bob, I put a 
small plastic trash can over mine.

I found one large enough to fit over the elevation rotor, and cut some 
holes in it that lined up with the cross-boom. Then I made some slots 
from the holes down to the edge of the trash can so I could slide it 
over the cross-boom.

To keep the rain off the azimuth rotor, I cut the square base off a a 
traffic cone, and opened up the top enough to slide over the mast.

Doesn't look real pretty, but it keeps the rain off!

73, Jim

On 01/12/2013 06:40 PM, Bob- W7LRD wrote:
> 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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