[amsat-bb] Re: Elevation System

Greg D. ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Mon Jan 17 16:52:35 PST 2011

Hi Marco,

If you are looking to lash something together (instead of going with a purpose-built Elevation rotor), I and others have had success with Television-type rotors that have a through-hole for the mast.  Mounted on their side, they seem to perform very well.  Just keep things balanced, and protected from the weather and they should be happy.  

See:  http://home.wavecable.com/~ko6th/

I used an Alliance U-110.  It has performed flawlessly for about 10 years now.

Good luck,

Greg  KO6TH

> Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2011 12:59:23 +0100
> From: iz5iow at gmail.com
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Subject: [amsat-bb]  Elevation System
> Hello,
> I'm Marco, IZ5IOW. I'm searching a good and cheap solution to build an *
> elevation* system to set up an home satellite station. More specifically I'm
> looking suggestions for the mechanical part... The loading of the antenna is
> the follow: 15El UHF Yagi and 9 El VHF Yagi. The mechanical part should not
> bear too much weight!
> Can anyone help me?
> Thank you all. Best 73s.
> Marco
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