Or it could be moisture in the connector on the rotor. There are previous
posts in the archives on the Yaesu connector boot not adequately sealing and
causing indicator problems.
From: Pete Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 25 Dec 2004 21:09:29 -0500
More likely it is an erratic connection on the wiper of the pot, somewhere
between the rotor and the control box. check the quality of all connections
before you reach another conclusion.
At 12:55 PM 12/24/2004, you wrote:
I have tried recalibrating to inculde removing and replacing the indicator
needle as both of you mentioned. In fact, it was the first thing I tried. :)
But no, it's actually in the tracking between the rotor and the control box.
The antenna ( F12 C31XR), therefore the rotor always is pointing where it
should be at the ends of the rotor's travel. Since the rotor lived through a
lightning strike back a few years ago I suppose it's possible the pot in the
rotor has become erratic or damaged.
> From: "JCMonty" <JCMonty@midsouth.rr.com>
> Date: 2004/12/23 Thu PM 11:51:12 EST
> To: <email@example.com>
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Yaesu G1000DXA Problem
> David has the answer. This presumes that the indicator is consistently
> or leads the actual position by the same amount. If however the needle
> overshoots or undershoots at the limits of rotation it is another problem,
> possibly with the rheostat inside the rotor.
> 73 and MC/HN
> Jim Montgomery AG4KM@arrl.net
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Robbins K1TTT [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Thursday, December 23, 2004 4:11 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: RE: [TowerTalk] Yaesu G1000DXA Problem
> Pull the needle off the dial and turn it to show where the antenna is
> David Robbins K1TTT
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> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: email@example.com [mailto:towertalk-
> > firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of email@example.com
> > Sent: Thursday, December 23, 2004 21:47
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: [TowerTalk] Yaesu G1000DXA Problem
> > Hello,
> > I've got a Yaesu G1000DXA rotor that's been up on my 55 tower turning a
> > F12 C31XR for about 3 years. I had a lightning strike about 2 years ago
> > that destroyed my control box but didn't seem to affect the rotor. But
> > recently I have developed an annoying problem.
> > The direction indicator on the control box will not sync up with the
> > rotor. The rotor still points south at the far CCW stop and points west
> > at the far CW stop. But for some reason the control box seems ot be 20
> > 30 degrees out of sync and it can not be adjusted to account for this
> > difference.
> > Has anyone ran into this before or can someone offer advice on how to
> > resolve it?
> > Thanks & 73s,
> > W4TDX
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