Have a Ham IV right now (in the box), just been refurbished, and had one abt 15
years ago as well.
Also used one while living as DX on Johnston Island WY5L/KH3 in the late 80's.
Never had any problems with one except the one I had 15 years ago I had to take
apart once and clean up. The grease had gotten old
and needed replacing, so I bought the recommended grease for the time and
A friend of mine just gave me an old Hornet Tribander (TB-500), so this one is
about to go into service with that baby as soon as it
gets here, I get a Tower and I clean it the Hornet and press it into service.
Only draw back in today's world as I see it is that the Ham IV will not give me
a digital signal to be able to control from my
But, I read and speak analogue and it will readout the degrees in analogue.
73 fer nw es gud DX,
QSL VIA: BUR, LotW, e-QSL
Old calls: WY5L/KH3-KE5CTY-N5IET
Member: CTDXCC, NTCC, STXDXCC
FISTS: # 12637, SKCC# 2369
10X# 37210, FP#-1141
SMIRK#-5177, RARS #-149
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Joe - WDØM
> Sent: Friday, December 08, 2006 12:21 PM
> To: JMLTINC@aol.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Ham IV vs Yaesu
> Used to have a Ham IV - sold it and bought the Yaesu G-1000.
> I'm very happy with that decision. I've had the Yaesu for
> about 7 years, and had no problems. Used it when I lived in
> Alaska, and it survived 100 mph plus wind gusts, turning a
> Mosley Pro57B40 and a Cushcraft 5L 6M beam. It now turns my
> SteppIR 4L, and the wind gusts here in CO have hit 88 mph.
> Combined with the IdiomPress rotor controller card, it's a
> wonderful piece of equipment. YMMV....
> At 03:40 AM 12/8/2006, JMLTINC@aol.com wrote:
> >Hi gang,
> >I am writing for a friend who is not Internet enabled.
> >He has been a Ham IV user since it's introduction. As a moicrowaver,
> >his towers see a good load. He keeps a spare rotor to swap
> out when one
> >in service fails, which is often.
> >He is now considering replacing these (as they fail again)
> with Yaesu
> >You opinions between these two rotors (only these please) is greatly
> >John, N9RF
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