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Re: Yaesu G5500 rotor repair progress



Ken,
Thx for the photos. I'll be masting a 5500 soon. I think I'll build a 
gasket or at least separate the housings and apply some Permatex gasket 
sealant.
John
KC8ZFN
35658

Ken Swaggart wrote:
> Thanks to everyone who responded with lots of good information to help with
> my rotor repair! And yes, I needed an impact driver to dislodge the eight
> Phillips head screws. (For the U.S. hams, my local Ace hardware stocked a
> nice manual impact driver for about $10.)
> 
> The unit had been up 2.5 years before the elevation section got sluggish and
> finally froze. Here on the Oregon coast we got LOTS of rain and salt spray,
> and some of it found its way into the housing. The gearing is fine, but the
> bearings are shot.
> 
> I've posted a picture of what it looked like inside at:
> 
> http://webpages.charter.net/k.swaggart/W7KKE/rotor/rotor.html
> 
> New bearings and retainers are on order, so it should be primed, painted,
> reassembled, and reinstalled in a week or so. I intend to use lots of
> lithium grease during reassembly!
> 
> 73,
> Ken, W7KKE, CN75xa
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