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Re: [TowerTalk] Yaesu rotator parts

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Yaesu rotator parts
From: "David Robbins K1TTT" <>
Date: Mon, 03 Nov 2008 21:47:12 +0000
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Well, lets see... the g-1000 needs 12-24vdc, that part should be easily
salvaged or replaced with a new circuit in that size box.  The left/right
rocker switch is probably salvageable.  And the position indicator is
nothing but a 500ohm pot, a circuit with a simple needle type meter would
easily fit in the hole where that big dial is.  All you lose is the preset
and overlap light that comes off the fancy feedback circuit boards and big
dial mechanism.

Or keep looking, I picked up a spare box here with a trashed rotor pretty
cheap.  And keep in mind that sdx boxes do the same functions just with
different connectors I believe.  And also that g-800, 1000, 2700, and 2800
boxes are all interchangeable.  The only addition is that the 2700 and 2800
have an extra input line for an automatic slowdown before they hit the
stops... just ignore that wire for the 800 or 1000's.

David Robbins K1TTT
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jerry K []
> Sent: Monday, November 03, 2008 21:31
> To: Tower Talk
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Yaesu rotator parts
> In the FWIW department: I've heard many horror stories about parts and
> repair support for Yaesu's rotators, but I crossed my fingers and
> whistled past the graveyard since mine has worked for 7 years just fine.
> However... now I need a main control PCB for my G-1000DXA's control box.
> Per a conversation this afternoon with Joe at Vertex parts, the original
> PCB in my box is no longer stocked, it's been replaced by a newer
> version, which Vertex will happily sell me for $310 plus shipping.
> I don't want to be oversensitive, but since new 1000DXA's rotator
> packages sell for $499 retail for the entire enchilada, that seems a bit
> steep for just the control box circuit board.
> 1. This has been my last Yaesu rotator purchase ever.
> 2. Does anybody have a junk G-1000DXA rotator with a good control box?
> 73, Jerry W5KP
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