I had a similar symptom with a 2800, i.e, restricted turning range. In
my case, the bolts holding the mast clamps to the rotor body had
vibrated loose and fallen out. A quick inspection will reveal whether
this is the problem or not.
Paul Price Jr. wrote:
> I just turned on my control box last night and tried to work some stations
> when I noticed when I tried to rotate my beam the control box was very slow,
> in addition, it would only turn in the range of 60-180 degrees. This morning,
> I went outside and disconnected the ICE spike protector and went back inside
> to find out nothing had changed. I climbed the tower to see if anything
> looked kinked or twisted but didn't find anything out of sorts. Does anyone
> have any experience with a similar problem and any ideas as what I need to do
> before I pack this thing up and send it back to Yaesu in California? Using my
> Fluke meter it would be nice to be able to determine that it's just a bad
> cable. However, the fact that the rotor turns slowly and only partially makes
> me think its in the rotor its self... Ideas?
> PS: I love the rotor but I'll be darned if I ever buy something that can't be
> worked on by Norms or Rotor Dr. This thing may have to go back to Japan since
> Yaesu doesn't keep parts on hand, from what I've read!
> Best of 73s,
> Paul - <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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