[amsat-bb] Re: springtime project

Sebastian w4as at bellsouth.net
Tue Jan 20 10:02:43 PST 2009

Bob, did you mean to say to place the 6 meter beam BELOW the satellite  
antennas?  Why would you want to elevate the 6 meter beam?  I  
personally would not add that additional strain to the elevation rotor  
of the G5400.

73 de W4AS

On Jan 20, 2009, at 3:42 AM, w7lrd at comcast.net wrote:

> Hello
> Before I reinvent the wheel I want to run this project by you.  My  
> current satellite antenna system is on a 15 foot tripod using a  
> G5400  az/el rotors.  Consists of  14 el cp 2M yagi, 40 el cp 70 cm  
> yagi, 3 foot dish for S band 16 turn helix for L band.  I want to  
> change the tripod to a 30 foot tower and add a 5 el 6 M beam.   
> Question- put the satellite antennas just above the top of tower and  
> the 6M beam above the satellite ants. high enough as not to  
> interfere with the sat. antennas when rotated in elevation.  Then if  
> possible have the whole thing being able to tip over.  Has anyone  
> come close to doing something like this?  Or any ideas.
> 73 Bob W7LRD
> CN87

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