[TowerTalk] Yaesu GX-800 trouble...
Sat, 8 Jul 2000 11:13:06 -0000
You might as well 'bite the bullet' and open the rotator. I had a problem
with a shorted wire inside the rotator, on the pot. I also found a few
stripped teeth on the pot drive gear. I bought the first one second hand, so
it could have been a slight problem from the beginning, BUT it worked for 15
months before the problem showed up. You can upgrade the internals to a 1000
simply by adding a second set of sandwich gears. Very cheap!
----- Original Message -----
From: Ron Rossi, KK1L <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: 08 July, 2000 02:59
Subject: [TowerTalk] Yaesu GX-800 trouble...
> I am trying to help a buddy trouble shoot a GX-800 rotator over the air
> (ie I am not there to physically help him). He gets no reading on the
> direction indicator. Can anyone tell me which pins I should have him
> check to see if the variable resistor is working or not? Any common fail
> modes for this type of problem on this rotator? I will be at this guys
> place for IARU in the morning and I sure would like to help him get this
> thing going.
> Any help would be appretiated!!
> 73 de KK1L...ron (email@example.com) <><
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