[TowerTalk] Dumb rotator question

Mike noddy1211 at sbcglobal.net
Fri Jul 25 18:08:23 EDT 2008

No don't remove the bolts, they do indeed hold the two parts together and
all the ball bearings.  You have to hold the part with the electrical
connection in your hand (that will be the fixed piece). Run your finger up
from the socket and where your finger stops if where it turns.  If I
remember there is enough slop in the rotator that if you hold the top of the
rotator with one hand and the bottom with the other you should be able twist
CCW on way and CW the other way and see some movement.

It is really hard to explain.


-----Original Message-----
From: towertalk-bounces at contesting.com
[mailto:towertalk-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Mark Robinson

Do you have the manual. Take a look at Figure 13 on Page 13. Does that help?

Mark N1UK

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael Fox (K5MEF)" <k5mef at mefox.org>
To: <towertalk at contesting.com>
Sent: Friday, 25 July, 2008 12:38 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Dumb rotator question

>I feel really dumb asking this, but here goes.  Be gentle!
> I just purchased a Yaesu G-1000DXA.  Upon removing from the box, the base
> unit appears to have two halves - top and bottom.  There is a raised index
> mark on either side of the joint between the top and bottom.  On one side 
> of
> the joint, there are 4 screws which look like them might screw through to
> the other side.  If that's so, I don't understand how the darn thing is
> supposed to turn.
> I don't see anything in the instructions about removing the screws so I
> won't touch them until I can get some clarification.  Perhaps the screws 
> do
> not, in fact, secure the two halves together.  Even so, it looks like the
> two halves would definitely rub since the outside casing on the top and
> bottom touches all around the outside.
> So, I don't get it.  What am I missing?
> Michael - K5MEF
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