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Subject: [TowerTalk] Yaesu rotator connector source
From: "Perry - K4PWO" <>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2007 14:56:27 -0500
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Warning... this is from "eye ball" observation and I haven't ordered any to 

The 7-pin connector appears to be a series "JR" connector (Japanese Round) 
with a size "16" shell.  The general part number for a waterproof 7-pin, 
size 16 shell plug, with solder socket pins is: "JR16WP-7S".  Digikey stocks 
the Hirose brand as their part number HR914-ND at $15.30 each.  You will 
also need the cable strain relief clamp which is Hirose # JR16WCCA-x where x 
is the cable diameter, 4, 6, 8, 10 or 12 mm.  The Digikey number is 
HR100x-ND where x is 3 for 4 mm., 4 for 6 mm., 5 for 8 mm.,... , 7 for 12 
mm. and the cost is $7.22 each for a total of $22.52 per connector set.
The non-waterproof series includes the strain relief and runs about $7 
cheaper in total.
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert Chudek - K0RC" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2007 10:38 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Yaesu rotator connector

Here's some additional Yaesu rotor connector information...

It all depends upon the vintage of the rotor. I have three of the G-1000DX 
rotors. Two of them are 15+ years old, the other one is newer, maybe 5+ 
years old.

They use different connectors. I took photos of these rotors and posted them 
to my miscellaneous junk webpage, here:

Go into the Yaesu album and you can visually compare the jacks used on these 
units. You will see the original connector flange was round and sported 6 
beefy pins. The newer rotor has a square flange connector with 7 smaller 

[Shameless plug follows...]

BTW, I love these rotors... they have turned HyGain TH5's, TH11's, and 
Mosley Pro-67's for years without any rotor motor issues. I like the 90 
degree overlap and the large 360 degree compass dial on the controller. The 
only improvement I could ask for would be to have additional pushbutton 
presets on the front panel.


73 de Bob - KØRC in MN


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Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2007 13:56:05 -0400
From: Joe Giacobello <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Yaesu rotator connector
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In the first posting of this message, I should have included AIP's phone
number:  1-304-733-4018.

73, Joe

Steve, before you had posted your message, I had asked for a quote on
various quantities from Advanced Industrial Products WV office.  They
(Kim) got back to me this morning and quoted $11.50 each irrespective of
quantity.  There was a four week lead time required.  I was surprised
that there was no quantity discount.  If you're dealing directly with
Japan, you may get a better price.

I gathered from what W9AE had said that there were other US
distributors.  But for someone who simply wants one or two units, AIP
seems willing to provide them at more than a 75% savings relative to Yaesu.

73, Joe
K2XX wrote:
> Howdy, TowerTalkians --
>     I have just ordered a small quantity of the  Nanaboshi connectors. I
> didn't order more because I wanted to verify that they  are the right 
> ones. I hope
> whoever tracked them down is correct!
>     Anyway, they have to come from JA so I won't have  them for a couple 
> of
> weeks. I'll make an announcement here when I get them and  they're ready 
> to
> ship. The anticipated price range is in the 50% of the Yaesu  cost. (I 
> have to
> pay shipping from JA so that might change as I don't know  how much 
> that'll be.)
> Anyway there will be some savings.
> Cheers,
> Steve    K7LXC
> Champion Radio Products
> Cell: 206-890-4188
> _www.championradio.com_ (

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