[amsat-bb] Re: Limits of G-5500?
John B. Stephensen
kd6ozh at comcast.net
Sat Mar 7 11:53:01 PST 2009
The G-5500 handles 10 square feet of wind load so a 7.5 foot dish will
exceed that by a factor of 4. You'll need a rotator designed for HF
log-periodic antennas or C-band satellite dishes.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark L. Hammond" <marklhammond at gmail.com>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Saturday, March 07, 2009 14:25 UTC
Subject: [amsat-bb] Limits of G-5500?
> 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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