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[TowerTalk] Yaesu G2800 Rotor Calibration Question and Complaint

Subject: [TowerTalk] Yaesu G2800 Rotor Calibration Question and Complaint
From: Joe Giacobello <>
Date: Sun, 25 Mar 2007 17:47:47 -0400
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I just replaced a T2X with a Yaesu G2800DXA rotor.

When I received the rotor, I double checked the factory calibration and 
adjusted the overlap LED, right and left stop positions, full scale 
adjust, and preset stops on the bench according to the manual.  I was 
planning on setting the direction of the antenna to match the controller 
direction indicator before pinning the mast.   But because of problems 
during the installation, the antenna direction changed and I had to 
reposition the direction pointer to match the direction of the antenna 
after the installation was complete.  As  a result the CCW (left) stop 
is now at 145 degrees vs 180 specified and the 90 degree overlap stop is 
at about 230 rather than 270.  I don't see any problems with this 
outcome, but I wonder if anyone does see a problem.

During the installation, we damaged the seven pin rotor plug and had to 
buy a replacement from Yaesu for $48!!!!  I was really appalled at such 
blatant gouging.  I have since done a search for the plug's Japanese 
manufacturer (Nanaboshi) and found a posting from some equally incensed 
hams who apparently identified a US distributor where they could be 
obtained for about $7/ea. in lots of 50.  If anyone knows of a source 
for these plugs or an equivalent at a reasonable price, please let me know.

73 and TIA,



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