[CQ-Contest] new yaesu rotor failure mechanism

David Robbins K1TTT k1ttt at arrl.net
Fri Feb 17 14:21:27 EST 2006

Well, while powering up today for the weekend contest one of my Yaesu rotor
control box indicators failed to turn.  So I pulled out one of the spare
boxes and plugged that in... unfortunately when I turned it on the indicator
motor spun up to full speed but the needle didn't move!  Opening it up
showed a broke drive belt... looks like dry rot of the rubber as there are
some other small cracks in the rubber.  Besides looking like a real pain to
replace, does anyone know of a source for these little rubber belts?  And
how to specify them??  It looks to me more like an o-ring than something
meant for driving a gear train.  But anyway, its about 1.5" in diameter, or
about 4.75 in circumference and 1/16" thick.

David Robbins K1TTT
e-mail: mailto:k1ttt at arrl.net
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