[amsat-bb] Re: Mounting Elevation part of g-5500

David Johnson g4dpz at mac.com
Mon Jul 9 15:11:54 PDT 2007


Beware mounting it at 90 degrees to the vertical. It has a drain hole  
at the bottom to allow for the drainage of condensation when mounted  
on the 'U' bracket.



On 9 Jul 2007, at 22:48, Michael Wolthuis wrote:

> Quick question on mounting a g-5500 elevation router.  Does it matter
> which way you mount it or can you set the controller to know where it
> is?  This is a little hard to explain, but I want to mount it so the
> mass of the controller is horizontal to the ground, not vertical like
> when the az/el are package together.  If I do this, will I be able to
> set the antennas somehow so the controller knows where they are or
> does it determine that on its own?
> If I mount it wrong and the controller can not be told where it is
> (ie. calibrated) then all of my degrees would be off by 90 because I
> am mounting the elevation portion horizontal instead of vertical.
> I hope this question makes sense, but I don't want to assemble it all
> up high and then findout it doesn't work as planned.
> Thanks for any input!
> Mike
> kb8zgl
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