[amsat-bb] Re: G-5500 frozen

Gus 8p6sm at anjo.com
Sat Jan 12 12:25:17 PST 2013

I got a flat-sided plastic dustbin deep enough to shield both AZ and EL 
rotors, when placed upside down over them.  Two holes were cut and the 
cross-boom fed through.  It is not enough to keep the rotors completely 
dry, but sufficient to keep 98% of the lashing, tropical deluge off.  
Added bonus:  by tucking the AG-25/35 preamps right up under the AZ 
rotor, it offered them some protection as well.

73, de Gus 8P6SSM

On 01/12/2013 02:40 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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73, de Gus 8P6SM
Barbados, the easternmost isle.

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