[amsat-bb] Re: Tripod and G-5500

Jim Jerzycke kq6ea at pacbell.net
Sun Jan 14 18:22:51 PST 2007

I have a Glen Martin 8' roof tower that I use for
Field Day. The rotor is "split", with the Az unit
inside the tower, and the El unit on an 8' aluminum
mast. Prior to dedicating this setup to Field Day, I
had it up on my roof mounted on a homebrew
non-penetrating roof mount made of aluminum angle, and
the thick "rubber" pads they use for commercial
Sorry I don't have any pictures, but the setup worked
Now if I just had the *time* to operate more!
73, Jim  KQ6EA

--- Michael Wolthuis <wolthui3 at msu.edu> wrote:

> I am trying to determine the best way to get a
> Tripod up on my roof with 
> a G-5500 for AZ/EL.  I would appreciate any info the
> board has on what 
> type of tripod works best and where I can get that. 
> Also, pictures 
> would be VERY helpful.  I am trying to decide to
> split the AZ/EL 
> functions or not, so any insite into how to best
> make this whole setup 
> work is appreciated.
> I look forward the great pictures!
> Mike
> kb8zgl
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