[TowerTalk] Yaesu G-1000DXA problem

Joe - WDØM joe at wd0m.com
Mon Sep 8 17:39:16 EDT 2008

Something similar happened to me - ended up being the rotator cable had 
pulled one pin out of the socket at the base of the rotator, and it 
quit.  Repairing the pin solved the problem.  Hope your issue is as simple!


jeff wrote:
>   We recently had some heavy winds here on the east coast. A consequence of 
> this is that my antennas twisted around on the mast some. I realigned to 
> true north, taking into account that my antenna feedline loop will be a 
> tight wrap when antennas are rotated  past 240 degrees or so. So I 
> re-aligned all this in my s/w so I would not extend myself past this point. 
> Next time I drop the tower I was going to rotate everything back to normal. 
> But I forgot to realign the  offset in my s/w for my 40m rotatable dipole. 
> To make a long story short I think this morning I clicked on a 40 m spot and 
> drove my rotor  past the 240 degree point. The antennas stopped rotating, 
> but what I think happened is that the s/w was still trying to turn the rotor 
> that was stuck by the coax loop, and the rotor was still trying to turn even 
> though it was jammed . Now I have no rotation at all, I'm looking for some 
> advice on trouble shooting the problem. Any suggestions on where to start? 
> I'm looking for any readings I can get from the rotor cable to try and 
> figure out what happend at the rotor before I climb the tower. Thanks in 
> advance for any help...
> 73 Jeff kb2m 
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Joe Hannigan - WDØM
Pagosa Springs, CO


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