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Re: G-5500 rattles



Dave,

Mine rattles too!  Don't be too alarmed  I believe that rattle you are 
hearing is the mechanical brake.

73s
Marc
KD5MSS


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dave NØRQ" <n0rq-lists@sbcglobal.net>
To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2005 4:53 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] G-5500 rattles


>I just bought a new Yaesu G-5500 rotor, have not hooked
> it up or installed it -- just took it out of the box and read the
> manual.
>
> The azimuth part of the rotor has a rattle -- if I tip it back
> and forth, something in there is making a metalic noise,
> sort of like a metal marble was in the rolling around (though
> I don't hear a rolling noise, just the rattle when it "hits").
>
> Yaesu tech guy seemed to think this was OK, though he
> didn't sound convincing, and said he hadn't had one in his
> hands recently.
>
> Anyone know if this is normal, or if I should be concerned??
>
> Tnx & 73,
> Dave N0RQ
> n0rq-lists@sbcglobal.net
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