I too use a Yaesu 800SDX (I think)
To turn a C4SXL and a few smaller VHF beams for 54 years at full speed
without a blink.
I'm sure the prosistels are great but don't knock 'em 'til you've tried 'em.
Contest almost every weekend.. never even thought about it going bad...
Sooner or later I'm sure it will fail.. but I haven't even gone up to look
at it in 4 years.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Pete Smith" <email@example.com>
To: "Jon Ogden" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Peter Chamalian" <W1RM@attbi.com>;
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2003 6:32 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Prosistel Rotors
> 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
> >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
> >heard the Yaesu rotors are way overrated. Cut their specs in half for
> >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
> 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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