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Re: [TowerTalk] 8 pin rotor quick disconnects

To: "Jerry Keller" <>, <>, <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] 8 pin rotor quick disconnects
From: Pete Smith <>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2003 17:35:33 -0400
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At 05:11 PM 8/29/03 -0400, Jerry Keller wrote:
OK, so my elbow-poking comes back into my own ribs... ow!
Instead of kidding around, I should have taken the time to read further in
the manual for the Yaesu G-800DXA rotator I'm in the process of installing.
In the illustration on page 11, it very clearly shows a long 9mm bolt
(supplied) going through the mast clamps AND through the mast.
Oh, well, live and learn. :-)

Don't feel bad, Jerry. Both of mine are pinned, but in each case the idiot who drilled the mast got the hole just far enough off line so that I couldn't get the bolt through. I was the idiot in the second case, but the first one was a supposed machinist.... I wound up using a smaller diameter bolt in each case to do the pinning. It has worked OK so far (8 years in one case).

73, Pete N4ZR
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