Sounds like contamination in the plug on the rotor end. Water gets in,
dries, and leaves slightly conductive residue between the pins- the residue
causes the control box to display erratic results.
I had the same thing happen a couple of years ago on a G-1000. I took the
plug apart, cleaned it very well and waterproofed it; no problems since.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com [mailto:towertalk-
> firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Terrence R. Redding, Ph.D.
> Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2008 11:45 AM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Yaesu G-800SA Problem
> While away this summer I had a tropical storm pass through my area. It
> the tower, and seems to have caused the rotor to loose its orientation.
> When I turn the beam counter-clockwise, north lines up. However, when
> turn the beam clockwise the beam is south when the rotor control shows
> degrees, due west at 180 degrees, and if I continue to turn clockwise,
> goes all the way around to a beam heading of 90 degrees, but the rotor
> control in the house only shows 240 degrees.
> Anybody know what happened? And, more importantly, how to fix it?
> Terry - W6LMJ
TowerTalk mailing list