[amsat-bb] Alfa-Spid AzEl Rotator Experiences or Recommendations?
Alan P. Biddle
APBIDDLE at UNITED.NET
Sun Jun 29 04:21:30 PDT 2008
It is beginning to look as if it is time to replace my venerable Yaesu
rotators after 20 years of abuse. I was wondering what experience people
have had with the "new" AzEl rotator? (The
http://www.alfaradio.ca/alfaspid.html web page calling it the "new" rotator
was last updated in 2003, so that is probably any relatively recent
purchase.) Doing the Google and checking eHam picked up a lot of
discussion, but mostly of the standard Az rotators. The reports are mostly
highly positive, with a small minority complaining of flimsy electrical
connectors and gears. The latter seem to apply to older units. The M2
units are certainly impressive, but physically large enough to be a problem,
as well as being pricey.
TNX es 73s,
There is something fascinating about science.
One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture
from such a trifling investment of fact.
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