Rotators


Andrews Communications is the only Yaesu
factory-authorised sales and service dealer
for Australia and New Zealand!

Authorised Yaesu factory-direct importer for sales
and servicing of Yaesu antenna rotators!

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Please order by phone; 02 9688 4301/9636 9060/9896 8972,
by email; radioandrews@hotmail.com or by mail;
P.O. Box 240, Pendle Hill, NSW, 2145.

Yaesu rotators include one pair of upper (top) mast clamps
(except for G-5500 az./el. and G-550 elevation rotators).
Updated 22-10-19

 



Yaesu G-2800DXC

$1799 AUD
Plenty in stock!

The G-2800DXC is the top-of-the-line and strongest Yaesu rotator available!

Designed for extra heavy-duty antenna installations, it includes Auto Slow Start and Auto Slow Stop functions, to smooth sharp jolts to your antenna array and tower.  Rotation range is 450 degrees, with presets!
Includes upper (top) mast clamp.

Specifications;

  • Maximum wind surface area rating; 3.0 square metres
  • K-factor; 950. K-factor relates to inertia. Two formulas allow two calculations of inertia values of antennas based on  their weights, wind surface areas, boom & element lengths
  • Stationary braking torque; 25,000 kg/cm
  • Rotational torque; 2,500~800 kg/cm
  • Max. vertical load; 300 kg.
  • Backlash; 0.2°
  • Mast size; 48~63mm
  • 360° rotation time 50~120 sec
  • Opt. control by Yaesu radio
  • Optional PC control
  • Rotator diameter and height; 200mm x 345mm
  • Rotator weight; 6.5 kg.
  • Requires 6-conductor cable




Yaesu G-1000DXC

$999 AUD
 Plenty in stock!

The high-performance G-1000DXC rotator is ideal for heavy-duty applications.
Its slim-line construction makes it ideal for many crank-up tower installations.
Rotation range is 450 degrees, with presets!
Includes upper (top) mast clamp.

Specifications;

  • Maximum wind surface area rating; 2.2 square metres
  • K-factor; 230
  • Stationary braking torque; 6,000 kg/cm
  • Rotational torque; 1,100~600 kg/cm
  • Max. vertical load; 200 kg.
  • Backlash; 1.0°
  • Mast size; 38~63mm
  • 360° rotation time 40~100 sec
  • Opt. control by Yaesu radio
  • Optional PC control
  • Rotator diameter and height; 186mm x 300mm
  • Rotator weight; 3.5 kg.
  • Requires 6-conductor cable






Yaesu G-800DXA

$899 AUD
In stock!

The G-800DXA is now being
discontinued by Yaesu, so
be quick if you want one!

The new heavy duty G-800DXA
rotator is well suited to rotating moderate sized triband or monoband HF yagis and greater than medium-sized VHF and UHF antennas. 
The G-800DXA features 450 degrees of rotation range.
Includes upper (top) mast clamp.

Specifications;

  • Maximum wind surface area rating; 2.0 square metres
  • K-factor; 180
  • Stationary braking torque; 4,000 kg/cm
  • Rotational torque; 1,100~600 kg/cm
  • Max. vertical load; 200 kg.
  • Backlash; 1.0°
  • Mast size; 38~63mm
  • 360° rotation time 40~100 sec
  • Opt. control by Yaesu radio
  • Optional PC control
  • Rotator diameter and height; 186mm x 300mm
  • Rotator weight; 3.5 kg.
  • Requires 6-conductor cable




Yaesu G-450C

Now...$699 AUD
Limited or no stock!

The medium-duty G-450C rotator is perfect for small HF and moderate sized VHF/UHF antennas.
The G-450C has a total rotation range of 360 degrees.
Includes upper (top) mast clamp.

Specifications;

  • Maximum wind surface area rating; 1.0 square metre
  • K-factor; 100
  • Stationary braking torque; 3,000 kg/cm
  • Rotational torque; 600 kg/cm
  • Max. vertical load; 100 kg.
  • Backlash; 0.5°
  • Mast size; 32~63mm
  • 360° rotation time; 63 sec.
  • Rotator diameter and height; 170mm x 263mm
  • Rotator weight; 3.2 kg.
  • Requires 5-conductor cable


 




Yaesu G-5500

$1399 AUD
Sold out!

The G-5500 has been
discontinued by Yaesu!

The G-5500 Azimuth-Elevation combination rotator is ideal for space communication antennas.
The azimuth rotator features a turning range of 450 degrees and the elevation rotator has a rotation range of 180 degrees.

Specifications;

  • Maximum wind surface area rating; 1.0 square metre
  • K-factor; 60
  • Stationary braking torque re azimuth (AZ); 4,000 kg/cm
  • Stationary braking torque re elevation (EL); 4,000 kg/cm
  • Rotational torque re azimuth (AZ); 600 kg/cm
  • Rotational torque re elevation (EL); 1,400kg/cm
  • Max. vertical load; 30 kg.
  • Backlash; 1.0° re both axes
  • Mast size; 38~62mm AZ/EL
  • AZ 360° rotation time; 70 sec
  • EL 360° rotation time; 80 sec
  • Opt. control by Yaesu radio
  • Optional PC control
  • Rotator diameter and height; 186mm x 300mm
  • Rotators weigh total; 7.8 kg.
  • Req. 2 x 6-conductor cables

When Lee visited Kenpro in Japan (prior to Yaesu purchasing Kenpro) almost 40 years ago, Kenpro demonstrated the new G-5500 azimuth and elevation combination of rotators to him. After the demonstation, Kenpro immediately adopted Lee's suggestion to fit a U-shaped plate between the two rotators in order to create a more balanced and stronger mounting arrangement. The G-5500 is supplied with an even stronger U-shaped plate between the rotators, these days!
 



Yaesu GS-232B

$999 AUD
Place your order!

Computer control unit for all DXA and G-5500 series rotators.
Subject to availability.

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 Yaesu's discontinued G-250 light-duty rotator specifications below;

  • Maximum wind surface area rating; 0.2 square metre
  • Stationary braking torque;
    600 kg/cm
  • Rotational torque; 200 kg/cm
  • Max. vertical load; 50 kg.
  • Mast size; 25~38mm
  • 360° rotation time; 52 sec.
  • Rotator diameter and height; 142mm x 315mm
  • Rotator weight; 1.8 kg.
  • Requires 6-conductor cable


 



YAESU ROTATOR CONTROL CABLES

 Complete with both plugs fitted!

25m long...$129 AUD
Plenty in stock!
(Model 25M-WP)

 
40m long...$199 AUD
Plenty in stock!
(Model 40M-WP)

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ROTATOR PLUG PACK

A$59 ea.

Plenty in stock!

If required, a pack of two plugs (i.e. one for the rotator and one for the controller) is available.

The control box plug is a rectangular white plastic 6-pin plug. The rotator plug is a round metal 7-pin plug,
with a black plastic cover.


NOTES

Insurance cover for goods in transit is available from us for only $2 per $100 value of goods. Please advise us if you require this option when ordering.

Please consider insurance because we are not responsible for loss of parcels or damage sustained by parcels - the carrier is responsible! We do pack well!

Please do NOT write <fragile> on anything you send to us as doing so greatly increases the risk of damage. Please try to "double-box" all products sent to us.

Warranties are not transferable. We don't offer replacement warranties.
Customer-caused damage is not covered by warranty, of course.

Please don't mount your rotator upside-down. If you do, it will fill up with rainwater. The above photos show the correct orientation. Please visually check and resistance check each plug termination at each of the control cable.

Please note that the metallic "clunking" sound inside Yaesu rotators is simply the rotator's electromagnetic braking assembly sliding inside the motor when/if the rotator is shaken back and forth. This is a normal condition. 


Yaesu rotator accessories
 


Yaesu GC-038 Mast clamp

Now $69 AUD
Plenty in stock!

Suits G-450A to G-1000DXA models
 



Yaesu GC-048 Mast clamp

Now $89 AUD
Plenty in stock!

Suits G-2800DXC model only!!
 



Yaesu GS-050 Thrust bearing

Now $79 AUD
Plenty in stock!

For flat plate mounting - preferably
at the very top of a tower - with your rotator mounted at least 1m below the GS-050 thrust bearing.

Has a single circle of four bolts.

Accepts mast diameters from 38mm  minimum up to 50mm maximum.

 


Yaesu GS-065 Mast thrust bearing

Now $99 AUD
Plenty in stock!

For mast mounting. Includes four steel tabs for guy wire attachment!
 
Has a double circle of bolts for greatly improved mast purchase and stability. A single circle of bolts would allow the GS-065 to wobble.

This current GS-065 accepts mast diameters from 38mm to 65mm!

The previous GS-065 version accepted mast diameters from 38mm up to only 50mm!



Yaesu GS-680U Universal bearing

$169 AUD
In stock!
 


Yaesu GL-33 Mast adjustment plate (shims)

$25 AUD
Sold out!


Yaesu GA-2500 Rotator absorber joint

Now...$129 AUD
Limited stock!

Reduces off-axis stress on your rotator and its related components!
Suits G-450A to G-1000DXA models

 



Yaesu GA-3000 Rotator absorber joint (for G-2800DXC only)

$179 AUD
Sold out!
 Place your order...

Reduces off-axis stress on your rotator and its related components!
 
Note; suits G-2800DX model only!
 


SERVICE NOTES

A sales receipt copy must accompany each warranty claim
Include your name, address, email and phone number
 

 

Outdoor computerised antenna rotator
 


Computerised antenna rotator...A$249

In stock!

This rotator MUST be set to 50Hz if you want it to rotate to
340˚ (not just 270˚) by following the supplied instructions.

This rotator MUST be CALIBRATED by the customer for direction indicating accuracy after control cable is fitted, by following the supplied instructions. This is because control cable resistance increases with length, therefore calibration is required.

Computerised light duty antenna rotator package comprises antenna rotator unit, digital display module and an infrared remote hand controller which has a 68-channel programmable direction memory function.

Remote hand controller requires 2 x AAA alkaline batteries (supplied). Three-digit direction indication (e.g. 088 = 88˚) with compass control in 1° degree increments. Rotates at 1 rpm. Includes 1A @ 18VAC power supply!
 
Requires 3-conductor control cable (not supplied). You may use 10A rated 3-core household AC insulated cable as control cable. Control cable can be up to 85m (280 ft.) in length.

This rotator MUST be CALIBRATED for direction indicating accuracy by following the included instructions.

This rotator MUST be set to 50Hz by following the included instructions if you want it to rotate to 340˚ (not just 270˚).
If you leave it set to 60Hz (the factory setting) it rotates to 270˚.

 
Will rotate a lightweight, short-boom yagi up to 3-elements on 27/28MHz. Will rotate a lightweight, short-boom yagi up to 5-elements  on 50MHz.
Will rotate a lightweight yagi of up to 8~10 elements on 144MHz band.
Will rotate a lightweight, small surface area 430MHz or UHF CB yagi.
 
Will NOT rotate large HF beam antennas, e.g. amateur radio two-element
or three-element triband yagis (14/21/28MHz bands), 14MHz/20m band
two-element or three-element yagis, 7MHz/40m band rotary dipoles, etc.

Heavy and/or large surface area amateur HF band/s and/or 50MHz band yagis require at least a medium duty rotator, such as Yaesu's G-450A.

Lightweight antenna rotators, such as this rotator, are NOT recommended to be mounted more than 10m above ground, as wind speeds increase dramatically at greater heights, causing mechanical rotator damage!

Accepts from 1.25" (32mm) to 2" (50mm) diameter rotating mast in top clamps. Accepts approx. 32mm~45mm stationary supporting mast within
its side mounted U-bolts. Operating temperature range; -20°C to +55°C.
Has brake pads & steel gears, too! Rotational torque approx. 115kg/cm.

Most "TV antenna"/"lightweight antenna" rotators, such as this antenna rotator have approximately 1/3 to 1/4 the rotational and stationary braking torque of medium duty rotators, such as Yaesu's medium duty G-450A rotator. Rotates from 0˚ to 340˚ (not 360˚) when set to 50Hz.


Model CM9521A.
 


Andrews Communications Systems
Shop 8, 41-51 Bathurst St, Greystanes, NSW 2145
Telephone: (02) 9636 9060, (02) 9688 4301, (02) 9896 8972