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

Andrew Glasbrenner glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Sun Apr 26 13:16:16 PDT 2009

Hi Mike,

I think anyone who has ever assembled one of these in a hurry has done the same thing. I know I have, maybe even more than once!

73, Drew KO4MA

-----Original Message-----
>From: WILLIAMS MICHAEL <k9qho6762 at sbcglobal.net>
>Sent: Apr 26, 2009 4:13 PM
>To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
>Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: G-5500 AZ EL rotors combined orientation
>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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