[amsat-bb] Limits of G-5500?

Mark L. Hammond marklhammond at gmail.com
Sat Mar 7 06:25:40 PST 2009

Hi All,

Recently I acquired a 7.5' dish.  It's aluminum with a steel ring mount.  I estimate the dish weights maybe 50 lbs?  

What is a realistic limit for a Yaesu G-5500 rotator?  Would it handle a dish of this size/weight if carefully counterbalanced?  Or is it too big and silly to even consider?

I know wind load is a concern of course, too.  But I imagine keeping it close to the ground...

I've thought about cutting it down in size to reduce weight and wind load, but would rather not go that route...


Mark L. Hammond  [N8MH]

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