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Re: [TowerTalk] Yaesu G-1000SDX

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Yaesu G-1000SDX
From: "Chuck Lewis" <>
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2004 13:39:38 -0500
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I guess YMMV! Mine spends most of its time at the low point of a 52'
crankup, but it's in close proximity to a large tree, and we live in a high
humidity area (North Alabama). Maybe our critters are more clever than
yours! I was very surprised to find moisture and insects in the connector,
too, because the boot was secure and supple. Nonetheless, the thing was
pretty ugly. My azimuth indicator would go crazy every time it rained or
misted heavily, then it would be OK after the sun dried it out. Go figure!

Chuck, N4NM

Chuck's original post:
> >My experience is that the cable connector at the rotor is poorly
> weatherproofed, and that the rubber boot is insufficient to prevent
> and other things from entering the backshell of the connector.

Keith's reply:
> Interesting.  My G-800SDX was up 5 years and finally got struck by
> causing it to run at slowest speed only.  So, it was removed last month
> (replaced with G-1000DXA).  There was zero evidence of moisture in the
> connector.  Turns out the 800 and 1000 have the same connector and control
> box and the new rotator is running with the old cable and box.
> At what height is your 800 installed.  Mine is at 146 feet.
> Keith


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