[amsat-bb] Yaesu rotor maintenance

Richard Lawn rjlawn at gmail.com
Tue Apr 19 19:44:08 UTC 2016

While my IC-9100 is in the shop and as I await a new 2 meter antenna I
decided to deal with what I had let go - rust on hardware and rust on the
rotor elevation bracket. The good old Dremel helped to get 90% of the rust
off the U shaped el rotor mounting bracket and el boom u bolts, but I'm
wondering what to use to paint over these items to inhibit rust in the
future? Any ideas other than rust oleum? I'll off course use stainless
hardware to replace the cheap stuff Yaesu gives you as I did the last time
I rebuilt the rotor. Also replacing both feed lines. I hope this will tide
me for many many more years.

Rick, W2JAZ

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