|To:||Alan AB2OS <firstname.lastname@example.org>,towertalk reflector <email@example.com>|
|Subject:||Re: [TowerTalk] Yaesu rotators|
|From:||Pete Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Wed, 30 Jun 2004 13:17:13 -0400|
At 12:14 PM 6/30/2004, Alan AB2OS wrote:
I am sure that a Yaesu G-800 would handle what I want to put up, but I thought that a G-1000 would give a better safety margin. Yet I notice that the eham reviews rate the G-1000 rotators lower than the G-800 models; the G-1000 actually received several 5/5 ratings, but the 0/5 and 1/5 ratings pulled the average way down. Are the bigger ones really so much worse than the smaller ones?
I think that's error from a small, self-selected sample. I have owned both G-800 (2 years) and G-1000 (9 years now). The G-1000 was still going strong when struck by lightning last August -- pot is fried, and I haven't repaired it yet. I replaced it with another. It is turning a C-3S and a 2-element 40m shortened yagi (18-ft boom). The control boxes are identical, and the rotators almost so - the G-1000 is about 1/2 inch taller.
73, Pete N4ZR
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