[amsat-bb] Yaesu G-5500 Azimuth Motor Replacement

Sion Chow Q. C. (9W2QC) 9w2qc at 9w2qc.net
Tue Jul 9 09:41:33 PDT 2013

Dear All,

Greetings from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

I have a Yaesu G-5500 rotator that has a spoilt azimuth motor while  
the elevation motor works fine.  Looking at the specifications  
published by Yaesu, the G-800 rotator seems to be very similar with  
the azimuth motor of the G-5500.

Instead of purchasing a whole new set of G-5500 just to replace the  
spoilt azimuth motor (the control box is working and this has been  
verified with another working azimuth motor), I wonder if anyone has  
tried replacing the azimuth motor the G-800 instead?

Will the G-5500 control box work with the G-800 motor, are there some  
modifications needed, or is this simply not possible?  Any pointers  
will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Sion Chow Q. C.,

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