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To: "Roger \(K8RI\)" <>, "Tower Talk" <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] yaesu rotors
From: "Bob Maser" <>
Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2008 21:10:52 -0400
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I've read reports that indicate that the Prosistel rotors have serious 
quality problems and they ain't cheap.  In fact, I turned down a hell of a 
deal on a Prosistel 71 and found a PP instead.  Italians are lovers, not 

Bob W6TR
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From: "Roger (K8RI)" <>
To: "Tower Talk" <>
Sent: Sunday, April 27, 2008 8:36 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] yaesu rotors

> Bob Maser wrote:
>> I worked for The quality manufacturer of 10 turn pots and they are still
>> fragile, wirewound devices.  If you want the ultimate, why not buy a prop
> Several job incarnations back I worked for a chemical company in the
> semiconductor industry. We used a *lot* of motor driven, 10 turn pots in
> a very hostile environment with nary a problem.  I much prefer them to
> the new pulse system.  I had several C-Band setups here with two up at a
> time.  Thunderstorms and power interruptions often meant I had to
> realign the things.  If the controller had lost its memory that turned
> into quite a bit of work.  Admittedly it'd be much simpler to realign a
> simple rotator using the pulse system.
>> pitch rotor and control it with a Green Heron controller.
> You can do the same with the ProsisTel rotators and the Green Heron
> controller as they are available together.
>>   That's what I am
>> putting up and I expect to have zero problems with it, regardless of what
>> antenna(s) I put on it.
> Always expect problems.  IOW plan for the worst and be pleasantly
> surprised when it doesn't happen.<:-))
> 73
> Roger (K8RI)
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