[TowerTalk] Yaesu rotators
n4zr at contesting.com
Tue Mar 21 06:47:19 EST 2006
A Yaesu G-1000 fit my stock Rohn shelf without drilling any new holes, but that was in 1995 (a new shelf then).
A trick that takes advantage of the Yaesu mast clamp's centering capabilities - Tighten the mast clamp on the mast first, with all the other bolts loose; then tighten the bolts that hold the clamp to the top of the rotator, using the index marks on the rotator case to get it centered; finally, tighten the bolts that hold the rotator to the shelf. The shelf holes have enough adjusting room to take up normal amounts of misalignment.
73, Pete N4ZR
At 06:34 PM 3/20/2006, Robin Midgett wrote:
>Hi again Bruce,
>Yes, the stock Rohn shelf is easily cut with a fine tooth blade and a
>jig saw. Likewise, boring new holes is easily done with standard
>metal cutting drill bits.
>I can send you a drilling template for the Yaesu rotor bolt pattern
>if you need one. I believe the factory holes are for Hy-Gain rotors.
>My drill template includes those too, so you can align the template
>on the shelf using the Hy-Gain holes as an aid.
>At 11:00 AM 3/15/2006, you wrote:
>>Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2006 08:49:27 -0600
>>From: "Mike Bragassa, K5UO" <bragassa at consolidated.net>
>>Subject: [TowerTalk] Yaesu Rotor/Bearing
>>To: <TowerTalk at contesting.com>
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>>I think these types of rotors; very much like the Create rotors
>>which are worm-gear driven, requires that the vertical loads be put
>>on the rotor and not relieved by a bearing. Confirm that in your manual.
>>Can the Rohn AS25G accessory plate be cut easily and with what type of saw?
>>Without sacrificing strength can a Yaesu rotor GS-450 be mounted on
>>a cut plate? I will be using a thrust bearing (TB3) for the vertical
>>load. Does the AS25G accommodate the Yaesu rotors without having to
>>re-drill mounting holes?
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