[amsat-bb] Re: G-5500 drama

John / NS1Z ns1zjohn at gmail.com
Tue Jan 15 02:30:36 PST 2013

Isn't the G500 the equivalent to the G5500 elevation rotor? Mounted right 
side up.  Isn't the G450 is the azimuth replacement? I have used these in 
the past but don't remember if they have threaded holes for the bracket.

-----Original Message----- 
From: Bob- W7LRD
Sent: Monday, January 14, 2013 10:51 PM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] G-5500 drama

Hello all...my rotor problem has been resolved..A few things learned in the 
process are....Before I even cracked the case I called Yaesu just in case 
the rotor was "totaled". I asked them how much is it for just a G5500 
elevation rotor. They do not sell a single rotor! Why???, I asked, they did 
not know, that's what they were told from Japan. I am planning on writing to 
Japan for all the good it will do. After spending a few K on Yaesu products 
over the years I was a bit po. Anyway, took rotor apart cleaned, replaced 
bearings, packed them with good grease, replaced all the bolts with 
stainless steel hex head ones. Why they don't do that in the first place I 
do not understand. I soon discovered the root cause of the rotor problem, 
and I will take that information to the grave with me, far to embarrassing 
to even bring up in confession. My thanks to the many replies particularly 
from Dave KB1PVH, those links were invaluable. Lots of good information on 
the bb archive.
from the embarrassing LRD compound
73 Bob W7LRD
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