[amsat-bb] Yaesu G-5500 rotor

Mvivona Mvivona at yahoo.com
Sun Dec 24 14:38:11 UTC 2017

I also live in Florida and know what the salt air does to metal. I replaced all the case bolts with stainless steel ones. Lowes or Homedepot has them. 
Note, being that stainless steel and aluminum are dissimilar metals you must use anti-seize compound on the bolts so they don't seize up in the aluminum case. You can find it at any auto parts store. It comes in a small squeeze tube and is called - Permitex aluminum anti-seize lubricant. 

Michael KC4ZVA

On Dec 23, 2017, at 9:20 AM, JOEL KANDEL <kandelj at bellsouth.net> wrote:

Fellow AMSAT members,
I’m about to install a never before used G-5500 rotor, and was wondering if there is
any preventive maintenance I should do to it before I put it out in Florida weather (e.g., siliconing seams, greasing gears, etc). Would appreciate any suggestions.
Joel, KI4T
Kandelj at bellsouth.net

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