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Reviews Categories | Antenna Rotators & Accessories | Yaesu 550 Help


Reviews Summary for Yaesu 550
Yaesu 550 Reviews: 1 Average rating: 0.0/5 MSRP: $319.00
Description: Medium-duty elevation rotator
Product is in production.
More info: http://www.yaesu.com/amateur/rotator.html
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OE1SOW Rating: 0/5 Jul 26, 2007 14:09 Send this review to a friend
Rotator ok, mounting hardware awful cheap !  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I own 2 KR-500A, they are about 10 - 15 years old. All ok, also the hardware.
Unfortunately one rotators gear was broken due to a big storm (Kyrill) in January 2007, I had to replace it with the new G-550.
Today I tried to mount it to the mast...
But the mounting hardware...I could not believe it !
I think its the cheapest material they could find :-(
The M8 bolts and nuts fit together, but what a mechanical slackness ! I was afraid to mount it with the supplied hardness !
Try to put some M8 nuts made of A2 to the bolts.
But the thread is far out of tolerance...awful !!!
So I took the hardness of the old rotator...good material !
Why do they use such worthless material ???
If you buy one, buy also hardware of good material !

vy 73 !
Othmar, OE1SOW
 


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