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Re: [TowerTalk] Yaesu g-800s

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Yaesu g-800s
From: W5KI <>
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2010 08:25:50 -1000
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I had a similar situation many years ago with the smaller 450.  First,  
though, ensure that the antenna is not hanging on a tree limb, or the  
coax loop is binding it.  I am sure you will get other inputs and  

But my cause proved to be rusted ball bearings.   The unit would turn  
fine, but slow at certain directions.  Finally, the day came when it  
hung at those points, then broke free.  Finally, it quite turning.  A  
little disassembly, new bears, and proper grease, and all is well.   
But rule out the simple things first, hihi.

I am not suggesting that is it.  But when all options are exhausted,  
it could be.  But I have used the 800 model a long time too, without a  
"mechanical" glitch.  I think they are good units.  The controller  
electronics and the tree limbs here, not so much.  I now use a 3rd  
party controller for the 800, after the stock controller failed.

Steve, W5KI


> Message: 8
> Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2010 04:43:19 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Martin Staffa <>
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Yaesu g-800s
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> Rotor question.?? Push the left or right? bar to turn antenna and  
> nothing
> happens. Then after a few moments it will turn on its own?? It was  
> used when I
> bought it and I have never owned one before so this is a learning  
> curve,? Any
> suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks Martin N1KGP 73s
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