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Author Topic: Yaesu G-800SDX Rotor  (Read 2219 times)
K5IID
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« on: September 24, 2013, 04:21:20 PM »

 I am having trouble getting my Yaesu G-800SDX rotor set up.
The rotor works just fine but I am having trouble getting the presets set properly.
Are there any beginning points for this. I understand that the A pot controls the 450 degree point and the B pot handles the 0 degree point.
 Can anyone help me with a starting point?
 This is a real PITA since I am in a wheelchair and have to go outside to look at the ant and back and forth...
What am I missing?
 Thanks Tom K5IID
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K4RKY
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« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2013, 04:54:03 PM »

The best I can think of is to contact a rotor repair service like www.normsrotorservice.com   and request help I see on other sites the manual doesn't seem to exist outside of Japan. Good Luck with it.
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Rick ^i^
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« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2013, 10:45:35 PM »

 The manual is available and I have it. It's probably just my oldness that is causing the problem.
I have heard that same thing about the manuals, but don't know where it started. They are online if you just look
hard enough.
 Thanks for the comment...
 Tom K5IID
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W9GB
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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2013, 04:32:47 AM »

Tom and Rick -

G-800SDX Instruction Manual
http://www.radiomanual.info/schemi/ACC_rotator/Yaesu_G-800S_SDX_G-1000S_SDX_user.pdf

Some FACTS and Assistance about Yaesu rotators.

1. The Yaesu and Kenpro rotators have been built in Japan since the 1980s.
2. The March 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear contamination zone hit
the prefectures (states/provinces) in Japan where these were mfg.  Some now made in China.
3. USA Retail prices have increased over 50% since 2011.
4. Repairs and Parts for Yaesu rotators in USA are ONLY available from Yaesu USA.
5. Norm's Rotor Service in Alabama (formerly Maryland) ONLY SERVICE USA mfg. Rotators (Hy-Gain/CDE or Alliance).  They do NOT service Yaesu/Kenpro (foreign) -- NO PARTS.
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K5IID
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« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2013, 09:43:31 AM »

 Well, I think I got it set pretty close. I wish there was a written procedure but have not yet found one.
Fortunately since I use a quad, the beam width is a little wider and doesn't always have to have pinpoint accuracy.
Thanks to those that commented and those that read.
 If anyone ever finds a written procedure for the setup, please let me know at k5iid@hughes.net.
73 all!
 Tom K5IID
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