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Re: G-5400B Vs G-5500



I wrote:

> 5). I've bought 2 5500 units in the last 9 months (after my 5400 failed
> after 10 years -  The elev rotor motor burnt out). I wish there were
some...

I should add that I bought 2 units, ... 'cos the first one broke after 9
months!

Not that I liked them so much, that I needed another :^)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Willmott" <pwillmott@northrock.bm>
To: <kd9kc@elp.rr.com>; <nlsa@nlsa.com>; "'Chuck Gooden'"
<CGooden@insightbb.com>
Cc: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Sunday, November 03, 2002 9:31 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] G-5400B Vs G-5500


> The 5500 differs from the 5400 thus:
>
> 1). It comes with a bolt to go through the pole to stop it twisting in the
> wind, ... good!
>
> 2). It has south stop and 450 deg azimuth range rather than 360, ... good
> for AO-40 in the northern hemisphere.
>
> 3), it has nice connectors at the mast rather that screw terminals!
>
> 4). An off black finish rather than green!
>
> 5). I've bought 2 5500 units in the last 9 months (after my 5400 failed
> after 10 years -  The elev rotor motor burnt out). I wish there were some
> alternate suppliers, .... it seems that anything I buy from Yaesu needs
> fixing soon after purchase, ... that said who else is there for az/el
> rotors?
>
> :^( Paul, VP9MU
>
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