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Reviews Categories | Antenna Rotators & Accessories | Yaesu G-5400B Help


Reviews Summary for Yaesu G-5400B
Yaesu G-5400B Reviews: 2 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $(missing—add MSRP)
Description: The now-discontinued G-5400B and G-5600B (replaced by the G-5500)provide 360 degree azimuth and 180 degree elevation control of medium and large-sized unidirectional satellite antenna arrays under remote control from the station operating position.
Product is in production.
More info: http://www.yaesu.com/
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KC4YMR Rating: 5/5 Aug 27, 2006 20:20 Send this review to a friend
14 years and still going strong  Time owned: more than 12 months
This rotator is still working fine after 14 years outside with 22 element CPL 2M and 20 element CPL 70cm antennas hanging on it. The only problem I've had is the power switch jammed on it this year, but I was able to take it apart and reposition the internal contacts to get it working like new again.
 
K0HPS Rating: 5/5 Jun 6, 2005 17:58 Send this review to a friend
Great medium-duty rotor  Time owned: more than 12 months
I have had the G-5400B for twelve years now. The AZ portion of the rotor is mounted in the rotor base of a US Towers MA-550MDP tower and turns not only the large satellite antennas but also a HyGain TH3 Mk3 HF tribander. The EL portion is mounted at the top of the outermost (largest) telescoping section of the tower and holds a heavy duty 12' crossboom with large satellite antennas (KLM 2M22CX & 435-40CX) plus other smaller satellite antennas.

The only problems I've had were my fault (overtightning the mast bracket) and a burned out meter lamp in the control. I really thought I'd have to rebuild the AZ rotor long before this. The fact that it is mounted in the tower's rotor base and not together with the EL rotor at the top of a mast must be part of the reason it is holding up so well despite the fact that it is turning the whole tower with both satellite and HF antennas. Count me as a happy camper.
 


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