[TowerTalk] Rotor recommendation

Gedas w8bya at mchsi.com
Fri Dec 4 16:12:27 EST 2020

I use several TT & HAM-IV rotors and have done so for over 40 years. I 
like them a lot except for the &^%^&* pot contacts that go flaky after 
5-6 years. I also started using a brand new G-800DXA rotor for some 
microwave work on a small tower.

What drives me nuts is how an otherwise fine rotor like the Yaesu does 
not provide for fine tuning the needle alignment after the antenna and 
rotor and tower are all back up in the air. My supplied manual says 
ABSOLUTELY ZERO about the subject. And contrary to what many think you 
cannot simply pull off the dial and "stick it on the correct bearing" 
and live happily ever after. You will not be able to rotate completely 
around the far side if you do so.

I may be missing something obvious but if anyone does know a way of 
calibrating the Yaesu this please share it with me (us). I will be the 
1st to admit I may have missed something.

With the HAM series rotors calibration, once the installation has been 
completed, it has never been an issue for me.

Gedas, W8BYA EN70JT

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On 12/4/2020 3:41 PM, Bruce Jungwirth wrote:
> Hello,
> I’ve got a Ham IV rotor issue and Norm is not taking in units for rebuild at this time. Looks like I’m in need of  a new rotor. Question, T2X or Yaesu G-1000 ? Pro and con of either ?
> Thanks in advance.
> Bruce,  K0SON
> Sent from my iPad
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