[TowerTalk] Yaesu G800s Rotator

David Robbins K1TTT k1ttt at arrl.net
Thu Dec 27 13:42:22 EST 2007

> > At 08:46 PM 12/26/2007, Blake Meinecke wrote:
> > >#1 Tighten the mast clamp EXACTLY LIKE the instructions say
> > >#2 Resist the urge to pin the mast to it!!!!
> > >
> > >Ignore #1 and you'll break the clamp.
> > >Ignore #2 and you'll end up with an aluminum housing full of thousands
> of
> > >little bits and pieces.
> > >

done #1 several times, Yaesu was always good at replacing broken clamps
quickly... one that broke stayed there through a whole winter while the new
ones sat in the shed waiting to go up and never slipped anyway.

Never done #2, and did break one g-2700sdx anyway... ice and wind combo on 6
element telrex 20m at 150' above 1900' ground elevation in wma was just too
much for it.  not thousands of pieces, but it only takes a few missing teeth
to make it stop working.

David Robbins K1TTT
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