>I cut the existing rotor cable about a foot from the rotator and from
>the control box. I purchased a couple of automotive 6-terminal
>junctions designed for trailer lights at the local NAPA store. These
>connectors are weatherproof and designed to work in the worst
>conditions, i.e. hanging loose behind an automobile traveling down a
>highway at 60 mph towing a trailer, in sunshine or rain, snow or mud.
>I attached a pair of these connectors on the new rotor cable, and the
>other pair on the rotator and control box pigtails. Now I can unplug
>the cable at the rotator and at the control box when I want to take it
>down for maintenance, for example, and can plug the pigtail ends
>together on the bench for testing.
>The connectors cost me about $4 a pair. That, to me, was a lot better
>than paying around $50 for new Yaesu connectors.
>Hope this helps.
>John E Bastin, K8AJS"
Found this from 2004, what a brilliant Idea. My rotor is still down and I
was worried about soldering that tiny plug outside. Not now. Im
going to do it
all inside use the connectors and I can bench test the rotor too.
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