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Best rotator, OR2800 or G2800SDX ?

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Subject: Best rotator, OR2800 or G2800SDX ?
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Date: Thu, 25 Jul 1996 01:30:37 -0400
In a message dated 96-07-24 12:06:33 EDT, you write:

> And in order to make a good system with 
>the mininum of maintenance ( its not to nice to work at 85 feet over the 
>ground ) I must decide wich rotator to buy, a M2 OR2800 or a Yaesu 

Fernando --

      Both rotators seem to do a pretty good job.  The weak point of the
Yaesu are the cast aluminum mast clamps (they'll break easily if
overtightened).  The Orion has a steel mast clamp (much better) and a worm
drive (no brake required - better also).  The Orion has a digital
computer-ready  control box while computer controlling the analog Yaesu
control box costs another $250.00.  I don't know if you can get EU service on
the Yaesu but you'd have to send the Orion back to M2 in the US for service.

73 and good luck,  Steve   K7LXC


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