[TowerTalk] new yaesu rotor failure mechanism

doc kd4e at verizon.net
Fri Feb 17 03:18:00 EST 2006

I seem to recall that they are available at auto parts
stores (I forget for what they are used), hardware
stores (our local independent stocks them & I believe
they are at Lowes & Home Depot) and appliance repair
shops (for vacuum cleaner power-head drives).

Perhaps you can "borrow" one off your vacuum cleaner
for the contest?


 > Well, while powering up today for the weekend contest one of my Yaesu 
 > 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 
 > 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.

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