[TowerTalk] Yaesu Rotor Repair?

Dave D'Epagnier DDEpagnier@compuserve.com
Thu, 9 Mar 2000 19:06:34 -0500

I received some words of encouragement directly from some people on the
list who had hands on experience repairing rotors. They told me I should
repair it myself, so I did. It turned out to be easy, although it took me
about 3 hours. Luckily, I was able to even repair the burnt position
sensing potentiometer myself. While I was in there, I regreased all the
ball bearings with some good Mobile 1 sythetic grease. Now the unit's in
better than it was when I got it. BTW this rotor was used almost
continuosly in the ORBCOMM (satellite) ground station over the course of
about 6 years (Orbital Sciences Corporation). The loading was relatively
light, but it shows no significant signs of wear whatsoever inside.

The moral of the story is:

1. When attaching wires to a rotor, if in doubt of correct attachment, DO
NOT GUESS. Refer to the owner's manual.
2. If your rotor needs to be repaired, you might want to do it yourself.
It's actually kind of fun and may give you a bit more satisfaction with and
confidence in your system.



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