[amsat-bb] WTB working Yaesu 5400 or 5500 rotor

Doug - k4gkj k4gkj at embarqmail.com
Sat Nov 8 04:03:12 UTC 2014

Agree. Paid $500 for my 5400B that included two CP VHF antennas and 125' of wore..... Plus shipping. 
That port on the back is rather important for auto tracking.... 

Doug Bennight

-------- Original message --------
From: Kevin M <n4ufo at yahoo.com> 
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org 
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] WTB working Yaesu 5400 or 5500 rotor 

Any body on the list have a good idea what a G5400 new in the box is 
worth? I've got one that has been opened but everything
is still in the plastic bags unopened. (verified everything was packed)
Thanks Mike KA7HBB
Of course that means it hasn't been connected up and tested yet also.

nearly as much as a 5400B... the 5400 (no B) does not have the 8 pin 
DIN jack on the back to hook up an interface for computer control. It is
either a strictly manual control rotator or you would have to add your 
own control lines, if that is possible. I don't know, I haven't seen the
5400 schematics. Not sure if the motors are the same between the two 
versions and if you could look for a 5400B controller to go with it or 
not. I know the 5600B is wired different and the 5500 is a wired like 
the 5600B but with different connections.

NOW... if you just left
the 'B' off and you actually have a 5400B, the last 5400B I saw listed 
went for about $400 in VGC. I paid $300 shipped for mine about a year 
ago, but it needed a bit of refurbishing and there was a long line of 
folks wanting it; I was the lucky first one to respond to a great deal. A
year or so ago, some sold for $500.

If it's a 5400B, new and 
still packed with grease (not corroded) and known to be in proper working condition,
$500 would be my asking price to start out. But as always, something is
worth what the market will bear, not what was paid in the past. So... your mileage may vary. And if it's a 5400 (no B) you'd have to
find a buyer who doesn't care about computer control and see what you 
could get.

Just one opinion... hopefully you will get a few more.

73, Kevin N4UFO

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