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Re: [TowerTalk] Yaesu rotator connector

To: "'Robert Chudek - K0RC'" <>,<>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Yaesu rotator connector
From: "Keith Dutson" <>
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2007 19:48:00 -0500
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I purchased a new G-800SDX in 1998 and it had the 7 pin plug.  Three years
ago it was blown out by a lightning strike.  I ordered a new plug and rubber
boot from Yaesu thinking the damage may have been only to the cable.

While waiting for the parts to arrive from Yaesu, I went ahead and bought a
new G-1000DXA which would be used in addition to the 800 if still good.  It
arrived in a couple of days.

A friend came over the next weekend and we wired it up temporarily to check
it out.  After that we climbed the tower and replaced the 800.  The plug was
the same, and looked okay, so we just plugged it in.  Turns out the 800
control box controlled it just fine, same cable and all.  All I had to do
was change the controller end of the cable from the old spade to new Molex

BTW, the replacement parts eventually arrived from Yaesu:
S8100630 plug
also marked on bag NJC-207-PF, 10A 250V
S8001501 rubber boot
They are spares now.

73, Keith NM5G

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Robert Chudek - K0RC
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2007 10:39 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


Message: 2
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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