[TowerTalk] Yaesu Rotors
k1ttt at verizon.net
Tue May 13 07:26:23 EDT 2014
the controllers for the g800,1000,2700, and 2800 sdx and dxa are all interchangeable as far as I have seen with the exception of the plugs and one little detail...
the 2700 and 2800 have an extra limit switch to do the automatic slowdown when you get near the stops. that is the 6th wire that is used on them that isn't used on the
800/1000 series. I have replaced all my control boxes with greenherons now.
May 13, 2014 01:02:37 AM, SawyerEd at Earthlink.net wrote:
Thanks Grant. This looks like a project looming for me may this winter. I
have a few of these rotor units and would love to get one good 2800 out of
them as a spare. I will let the group know how it turns out.
From: Grant Saviers [mailto:grants2 at pacbell.net]
Sent: Sunday, May 11, 2014 2:13 PM
To: Edward Sawyer; towertalk at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Yaesu Rotors
The basic control/indicate design is the same in all, as far as I can tell.
A 500 ohm pot inside the rotator and a servo in the controller that nulls an
inside pot to match (not sure the value). The schematics and pcb
implementation inside the controller is a witches brew mess, and the gear
train + o-ring belt drive a total PITA to replace the o-ring pointer "drive
Shortly I will connect a 2800SDX control to a G1000 rotator as the G1000SDX
controller is flakey. Then one more cross over will be tested. If not,
then both controllers get pitched for a Green Heron.
My G1000SDA control works fine with a G1000SDX rotator, but having had the
rotator apart I think all G1000 rotators are identical. Might also be true
for the 2800 series.
Motors, gears and bearing arrangements are different among the rotator
families AFAIK. Limit switches look to be stock micro-switch variants.
I replace the bizarre keyed Jones type receptacle on the 2800 series
controls with a stock Jones 300 6 pin from Mouser. $5.
On 5/11/2014 9:22 AM, Edward Sawyer wrote:
> Dear Towertalkians:
> Repair Shop - Does anyone know if Yaesu Repair services the in tower
> It seems that maybe they have stopped. They were the only ones that
> did before.
> Swappable Parts - What is the feeling of parts inside the housing as
> far as interchangability? Pots, limit switches, motors, etc between
> the 800, 1000, and 2800 series?
> Thanks for any info.
> Ed N1UR
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