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Subject: [TowerTalk] Prosistel Rotors
From: (Pete Smith)
Date: Wed Jan 29 07:41:07 2003
At 07:30 PM 1/28/03 -0600, Jon Ogden wrote:
>I have heard nothing but bad things about Yaesu rotors.  I know of one guy
>up north of me who had tried every rotor on his large antenna arrays and
>everyone but the Prosistel would eventually break.  According to what I have
>heard the Yaesu rotors are way overrated.  Cut their specs in half for what
>they are really made for.

Oh?  You're about to hear something else.  The K-factor they use to rate 
them is VERY protective of the hardware, because it pretends that the whole 
weight of the antenna is at the turning radius.  I have two of the smaller 
ones, and my G-1000 has been happily turning a 2-element 40m yagi and a 
C-3E for 6 years so far.  A friend took down a G-1000 3-4 years ago after 
6-7 years of turning a Cushcraft 40 and a 10-element Tennadyne LP in New 
England, put it back up at his new QTH, and it's still chugging.

73, Pete N4ZR
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