Finally, after about 3 weeks, I am back on the satellites. The Yaesu G-5500 stopped rotating. The weather kept me from bringing the tower down but finally the winds subsided, tower down, rotor removed and trouble shooting began. Now with my schedule completely cleared I could concentrate on the problem. The soft brake that Yaesu uses in the design was hanging up with the spring edge on top of the butterfly (if you have ever looked at the 5500 brake mechanism, you know what I mean. A couple of small bends with a needle nose pliers and it is functioning properly, including the brake. Yea! towers back up and the antenna wiggles as it should.