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Yaesu 5500 Problem I need help please



Any clue about where to look inside my rotator? :-(


I'm having a problem with my Azimuth rotator.

>From time to time it 'stops' rotating (normally at start). When this
happened I move to the opposite direction and it moves again (some times I
have to play both direction keys few times). In the last few weeks it stops
more often and I think the movement is more erratic.

Today it stopped again and doesn't start after commanding the other
direction. I asked my wife for help to play both directions while I putted
my ear close to the case and I can hear the motor but no movement. I opened
it to see if there is something visibly broken in the gear or whatever but
everything looks right.

Where must I look? What's the most usual cause for this kind of failure?

The rotator has very little use with an 60cm offset dish and a 19 elements
UHF beam (on my apartment balcony). The interior (and the exterior) looks
like new.

Please, any clue?


Thanks in advance.

73

EA4CKM
Mario

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