Yaesu Antenna Rotators

General Information Yaesu Rotors

The "turntable" of your antenna system. You save more by spending a bit more...

Our rotator program comprises the well-known YAESU antenna rotators (same as KENPRO) 'Made in Japan'.
Besides the normal horizontal rotators we offer various vertical rotators as well as satellite rotators for combined horizontal and vertical motion of antennas. Various computer-aided interfaces are available for the larger rotators that allow automatic antenna adjustment. We also offer required accessories for building more sophisticated rotation systems like: Thrust bearing, rotor platforms etc.
General mechanical technical information about the models G-450 to G-1000DXC: Corrosion-proof die-cast aluminum enclosures, additionally coated for complete weather protection. Permanently lubricated for years of smooth, quiet operation. Therefore completely maintenance free! It is possible to center the mast brackets (not possible with models G-450 and G-650) in the middle; then the mast will always be centered independent from the mast diameter (very important when using thrust bearings).
One set of mast clamps are part of the delivery (for G-450 and G-650 the bracket is part of the rotator upper section). In case the rotator will be installed on top of a mast instead on a platform a second set of mast clamps is required (available as additional accessory).

All larger models feature the following specifications:

  • 450 degrees rotation
  • adjustable rotation speed
  • Various control units are available comprising manual operation or presets
  • gear reduction braking
  • weatherproof, strong die-cast aluminum enclosures plastic coated

1000 Kgcm = 10 Kgm ≈ 100 Nm.

Technical data horizontal rotators

G-450C G-650C G-1000DXC G-2800DXC
Torque 58 58 58-108 78-245 Nm
Braking torque 294 490 588 2450 Nm
Max. bending moment 600 600 1100 1500 Nm
Max. load (weight) 100 100 200 300 kg
Rotation angle 450 450 450 450 °
Time of circulation 63 63 43-93 40-150 sec
Mast Diameter 43-60 43-60 38-63 38-63 mm
Cable included Option Option Option Option
Installation on platform Yes Yes Yes Yes
Voltage 24 24 22 24 Volt
Number of control wires 5 5 6 6
Weight 3,0 3,2 3,6 6 kg
Control Unit with 360° dial Yes Yes Yes Yes

Technical data horizontal/vertical rotators

G-550 G-5500
Torque Horizontal - 58 Nm
Torque Vertical 137 137 Nm
Braking torque Horizontal - 392 Nm
Braking torque Vertical 392 392 Nm
Max. bending moment - Nm
Max. load (weight) 50 kg
Rotation angle 180+10 360/180 °
Time of circulation 70 60 sec
Mast Diameter Mounting Tube 38-63 mm
Mast Diameter Rotating tube 32-43 32-43 mm
Installation on platform - Yes
Voltage 24 24 Volt
Number of control wires 6 12
Weight 3,4 9 kg
Control Unit Yes Yes

G-450C

Medium-duty applications for 2m or 70cm antenna systems. Features mechanical and electrical stop. The brake construction keeps the antenna positioned, however, allows the antenna to turn in case of heavy winds. The indicator is self-calibrating after power on. Required mast clamps for mast installation: GC-038. Suggested for smaller short wave beams or medium sized 2m/70cm antennas. The rotor has 450° rotation and integrated mast brackets on top. Easy on-off cable connection, the control box features a compass meter and 450 degree display. When used in conjunction with a thrust bearing use 50 mm mast diameter.

Order No.
25002 G-450C with connector kit 399.00 € Buy now In stock, shipped in 1 or two days.
25028 25m ready to use rotor control cable with connectors 81.80 € Buy now In stock, shipped in 1 or two days.
25029 Set of connectors for Yaesu rotors (as supplied with 25002/25004) 35.40 € Buy now In stock, shipped in 1 or two days.
40010.6 Control cable 6 wires, 0.75mm², per meter 1.30 € Buy now In stock, shipped in 1 or two days.
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Rotor Control Cable, ready made with connectors

Control cable suitable for Yaesu rotors, length from 1 to 500m, just enter the desired length.

G-1000DXC

Bild G-1000

Now it's getting even more interesting..... Newly developed rotators for medium size short wave beams and big 2 m antennas with 450 degree rotation (i.e. 90 degree overlap enabling simple and fast change of direction). The control box has snap action rotation control switches and a 360 degree illuminated indicator with selectable zero-point. Mechanical AND electrical brake system. Snap on-off cable connector for rotator as well as control box enables easy wiring. Required mast clamp when mounted on a supporting mast: type GC-038.
The G-1000 has the same features and data as the G-800, however, has a 1.5 times higher brake torque (see table). Suited for real big short wave beams.

Order No.
25009 G-1000DXC with connector kit, incl. control unit 599.00 € Buy now In stock, shipped in 1 or two days.
25028 25m ready to use rotor control cable with connectors 81.80 € Buy now In stock, shipped in 1 or two days.
25029 Set of connectors for Yaesu rotors (as supplied with 25002/25004) 35.40 € Buy now In stock, shipped in 1 or two days.
40010.6 Control cable 6 wires, 0.75mm², per meter 1.30 € Buy now In stock, shipped in 1 or two days.
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Rotor Control Cable, ready made with connectors

Control cable suitable for Yaesu rotors, length from 1 to 500m, just enter the desired length.

G-2800DXC

G-2800DXC Rotor

High performance rotator for large antenna systems.

  • Rotating angle 450 degrees, overlapping for 90 degrees for convenient selection of direction
  • Extreme high braking torque (2500 Nm)
  • Adjustable rotating speed
  • Gentle start of rotation
  • Gentle braking before stop
  • Control unit with direction control and 360 degree scale, endpoint arbitrarily selectable
  • Additional direction preset
  • Mast diameter from 48 to 63mm
  • Mechanical and electrical end position sensor
  • Rotator and control unit with connectors for easier cabling
  • Required clamps for mounting on top of mast: GC-048
Order No.
25011 G-2800DXC with connector kit 1179.00 € Buy now In stock, shipped in 1 or two days.
25028 25m ready to use rotor control cable with connectors 81.80 € Buy now In stock, shipped in 1 or two days.
25029 Set of connectors for Yaesu rotors (as supplied with 25002/25004) 35.40 € Buy now In stock, shipped in 1 or two days.
40010.6 Control cable 6 wires, 0.75mm², per meter 1.30 € Buy now In stock, shipped in 1 or two days.
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Rotor Control Cable, ready made with connectors

Control cable suitable for Yaesu rotors, length from 1 to 500m, just enter the desired length.

YRC-1 Digital Rotator Controller

For YAESU Rotators, offers many more features than the original controller.

The YRC-1 is a direct replacement for many Yaesu rotor controllers, which offers more features and a better over voltage protection. In case of loss of the original the YRC-1 is most often the cheaper alternative, also because the original controllers are hard to come by.

Operation of the YRC-1 is very simple: just select the desired direction and press "Rotate" and you are done. This pre-selection is an option not found on most smaller controllers. Of course normal left/right buttons are available as well. Additionally a 180° reverse button is offered. This is useful to test long path or short path propagation on shortwave.

The currently set direction is shown on a large, back lit LC display. Other items which are displayed are: the own call sign, the reverse direction, the desired direction and the heading. In case of a technical problem the display shows motor or cable as hints where the problem might be located. An adjustable "coast" time (1 to 10 sec) lets you set the time, in which the controller turns off the motor before reaching its final position. This greatly helps in preventing an over swing of the heavy antenna system. Other parameters include a constant offset, in case the last storm has turned the antenna a bit. The end position can be set to north or south. The YRC-1 offers a USB interface which allows easy integration into the shack.

The power supply is built into the YRC-1X, supply is 240 VAC. Sizes 16 x 10 x 17 cm, weight approx. 2.8 kg. Useable with Yaesu rotors G-450, G-650, G-800, G-1000, G-2800.

Order No.
YRC-1X Digital Rotator Controller 399.00 € Buy now In stock, shipped in 1 or two days.
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New YRC-3 Digital Rotator Controller

Controller like YRC-1X, comes with 6 programmable memories.

Order No.
YRC-3X Digitaler Rotor Controller 478.00 € Buy now Not in stock, back in 50 days
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AR-303 Light Antenna Rotor

Light antenna rotor (not from YAESU) for small antennas up to 30kg, rotation 360° with mechanical end stop. Control unit for power supply operation 240V with direction indicator
A 3-wire control cable is required for operation.

Stand pipe diameter: 38-50 mm
Rotation pipe diameter: 24-50 mm
Weight: 4kg

Order No.
25018 Light Antenna Rotor 159.00 € Not available until further notice, delivery delay unknown.
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Other accessories for rotators

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