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Re: G-5500 down and out final report



I think all of you are right----the Yaesu rotors are just too weak and
no at all well designed.  In fact, I think they have run to the end of
their useful life.  We need something better, maybe TVRO actuators are
the way to go, but the G5500 have been just too much grief! Cliff K7RR

Grant Zehr wrote:
> 
> Hi Gunther,
> 
> Watch your system carefully for a while.  I did the same repair on my 5400
> after an electrical storm, but also had to replace a couple of the trim pots
> to get everything to settle down.  Sometimes an electrical surge can damage
> them as well.
> 
> Grant Zehr AA9LC
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Gunther Meisse" <gjmouse@neo.rr.com>
> To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
> Sent: Monday, May 05, 2003 8:52 PM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] G-5500 down and out final report
> 
> > Thanks to everyone who confirmed my suspicions. You all were correct.
> > The 7806 6v regulator chip was history.
> > The local parts store chuckled and sold me a cross-referenced NTE chip.
> > (NTE962). Put it in and Walla, I can scratch that problem off the list.
> > Never fear, there is always something to fill the list back up. I went
> > into the family room to fire up the HDTV, and you guessed it, mother
> > nature does not want me to watch TV. The Rotor, the Runco projector and
> > Audio/Video control center are now ON the list...
> > I used to like lightning storms but now I am going to join the dog and
> > crawl under the bed.
> > 73
> > Gunther
> > W8GSM
> >
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