[TowerTalk] 8 pin rotor quick disconnects

Pete Smith n4zr at contesting.com
Fri Aug 29 13:05:13 EDT 2003

At 11:47 AM 8/29/03 -0400, Jerry Keller wrote:
>Maybe that's because the rotator manufacturer didn't say to pin it? (refer
>to K7LXC's Law...)  :-) Jerry K3BZ

Actually, both of my Yaesu rotators have a fifth bolt that is intended to 
be passed through the mast clamps and the mast.  I think they originally 
did this because they despaired at getting people to tighten the mast 
clamps properly, so they kept breaking.  In any case, my pinned G-1000SDX 
turned a C-3E and an EF-240S short 40 yagi for 8 years with no hint of 
problems until a lightning strike took it out.

73, Pete N4ZR
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