I believe the control boxes now use a standard AMP connector, which at least
isn't very expensive, though I agree crimping them right takes some practice.
The one on the rotator is pretty expensive (there was a recent thread about
that, and sources for them) but the pins are quite far apart and easy to solder
(IMO), certainly easier than the DIN plugs we deal with all the time on our
At 10:26 AM 1/31/2007, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>>thing to extend its service life. The rotator is the weak link in the
>>rotatable antenna chain so any time you can increase its reliability, you're
>Im impressed and not impressed.
>HRO, fast service, ordered Monday and got it Tuesday well packed.
>Rotor control box looks robust. But the Connector in the back stinks. Its a
>6 pin white plug 3x2 row with cheesy looking pins that you cannot get out once
>you insert it. I will have to find a replacement soon as the crimp in one
>didn't take well.
>Rotor is nice and strong looking but again the Connector. Its a cannon and
>the pins are tiny solder types. I may have the Insertion/Removals to pull
>them but maybe not. I work in the Aircraft industry but have not worked
>flight line in a long time. Otherwise its gonna be a pain to solder.
>Especially since my Rotor cable is already run under the house and outside
>from the original being taken down.
>I wish Yaesu would have put more thought in their connectors.
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