[amsat-bb] Re: G-5500 AZ EL rotors combined orientation

WILLIAMS MICHAEL k9qho6762 at sbcglobal.net
Sun Apr 26 13:13:02 PDT 2009

I know one thing. I just recently installed a 5500 and a seperation kit with 4 ft. seperation between rotors.  I calibrated both rotors at north/zero degrees and installed the antennas. With the antennas mounted and elevation moved to 45 degrees, the antennas moved down 45 degrees towards ground. No matter how I installed the antennas they always elevated downward. I know I wired it right. I stood on a ladder for 10 minutes looking and just staring wondering what was wrong or what I did. I finally positioned the elevation rotor 180 degrees around the mast, duh. There may be a reason for showing the setup picture such as it is.
Have fun,
Mike K9QHO
AMSAT 33589

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