Due to age and physical limitations I have not been able to keep up to date with the maintenance requirements on my satellite antennas and rotators. As a result I have given the roof top equipment to another future satellite user. My rotators were an Emotator EV-800DX AZ/El unit. The El Rotor has a problem in need of parts. The Japanese company doesn't send individual parts it seems and recommends sending the rotor back to them for repair. The guy I gave the unit to is very competent with mechanical repairs. He is wanting to find someone with a similar rotor which is only good for parts that he can scavenge. If anyone knows of a source of parts for this rotator, please let me know so I can help him repair it. The motor is OK. The problem is in the gear train.
I have missed being able to be on the satellites the past couple of years but climbing on the roof at age 88 has been put to an end. And to think I got within six contacts of getting that satellite DXCC certificate many years ago. Best wishes to all the guys I used to hangout with on AO6, AO7, AO10 and the UO22 Satgate gang.
73, Roy -- W0SL (ex W5SLL)
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