> As far as Hy-Gain-type rotators greasing goes, Hy-Gain recommends an
> all-purpose grease - something that's not very thick and not thin. You want
> to stick to the bearings without gumming them up. I think they suggested a
> lithium grease.
I think that's where I started using it. I do have a manual, but it's
out in the shop.<:-))
> (I'm going on memory and experience here - I don't have a
> manual to look at.) They also suggest an amount equal to a thimbleful of
> grease. Any more is too much.
You hit on a major problem. Most people use far too much grease on a
rotator. They think of packing bearings, or packing a gear case.
> If you live in an area where it freezes, you may want to use a
> snowmobile grease for it's low temp capability.
We get to minus 15 or 20 at times and I've had no problems with the gear
case of the PST-61 packed with the White Lithium grease.
> Steve K7LXC
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