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

Andrew Glasbrenner glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Tue Jul 9 11:01:54 PDT 2013

I put a G-450 motor into a 5500 case, but it's been a long time ago. It worked, and wasn't that difficult, but I can't offer anything more specific.

73, Drew KO4MA

-----Original Message-----
>From: "Sion Chow Q. C. (9W2QC)" <9w2qc at 9w2qc.net>
>Sent: Jul 9, 2013 12:41 PM
>To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
>Subject: [amsat-bb] Yaesu G-5500 Azimuth Motor Replacement
>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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