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Re: grease for rotors.



Hi all
    I use Mobil synthetic grease "MOBILTEMP SHC-32"  it has a
temperature range from -35F to 450F
                                                73  Tom  N9RPQ

Mark Johns wrote:

> The reason for using "Lubriplate," a grease marketed through
> marine shops for lubricating outboard motor gearboxes, is
> because it is extremely waterproof, and will not allow
> moisture to either rust or freeze your rotor bearings.  In
> El Paso, it's probably not necessary.  Up here in the wet,
> cold Midwest, it's darned near essential.  On the 5400, you
> can get to the gears on the elevation rotor by removing the
> access plate.  Just wipe away as much of the old grease as
> possible with a dry cloth, then squirt the Lubriplate onto
> the bearings and run the rotor a few cycles to spread it
> around.  It's more complicated on the azimuth side -- you
> have to take the rotor apart to clean the bearings and
> replace the grease.  Again, it doesn't matter if a little
> bit of the old grease mixes in.  Lubriplate is white,
> Yaesu's grease is black, so if you end up with a nice shade
> of gray you've done alright.  I've used it for years, and
> the original AMSAT Journal reference to it was attributed to
> me (under my old call, WA0RGV) but the tip was passed to me
> over the air by several other satellite ops before me.
> Lubriplate is great stuff.  Good luck with it.
> --
> Mark D. Johns, Cedar Falls, Iowa -- K0MDJ (EN32sm)
>  "Heaven goes by favour.  If it went by merit, you would
>     stay out and your dog would go in." -- Mark Twain
>
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