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Re: Yaesu G-5500 Rotator Problem



My G5500 control box has the same problem - keep us informed on what you find - I haven't had time to deal with mine yet.

BTW, Yaesu wants $107 for a new transformer if you haven't found out yet.

73's

Don Woodward
KD4APP

> 
> From: Daniel Kekez <dkekez@utias-sfl.net>
> Date: 2003/10/02 Thu PM 01:19:43 CDT
> To: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Yaesu G-5500 Rotator Problem
> 
> Hi All,
> 
> The Yaesu G-5500 rotator controller in my setup has recently failed. Its 
> fuse blew and the unit blows replacement fuses even when nothing is 
> connected. I have traced the fault to what I believe is a faulty power 
> transformer.
> 
> I have read in the amsat-bb archives that this might occur when the 
> rotator becomes jammed. The rotator is not caught on any cables, so I'm 
> not sure what would have caused the transformer to blow in the first 
> place. I am wondering how I should go about testing the rotators 
> themselves to see if I need to unmont everything and have them repaired.
> 
> I have a control box from a Yaesu G-5400 but I am concerned that 
> whatever damanged one power transformer might damage another, so I don't 
> want to connect it.
> 
> Any suggestions for troubleshooting would be welcome.
> 
> 73,
> -Daniel Kekez, VA3KKZ
> 
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