There's a lot of good info on this in the archive of this
reflector. You're well this side of a decision on sending your
rotator back to JA-land.
73, Pete N4ZR
At 02:22 PM 6/11/2009, 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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