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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