[amsat-bb] Re: Elevation System
iz5iow at gmail.com
Wed Jan 19 09:42:17 PST 2011
Thank you all for the suggestions. I'll check all your indicated solutions.
If will be possible I'm going to choose the TV rotors solution...in my
opinion is more inexpensive!
Thank you for now!
2011/1/18 Mike Ryan <mryan301 at comcast.net>
> I agree on TV rotors. Its an excellent inexpensive way to get elevation.
> The U100/110 is what I use as well and its well suited because you can put
> the boom right through the rotor.
> There are some nice pictures of setups using these rotors on this sites:
> http://www.rotorservice.com/press3-alliance.htm <- my setup
> imitates this one ...
> http://home.wavecable.com/~ko6th/ <http://home.wavecable.com/%7Eko6th/>
> And there’s a QST article on this in the Dec 1998 issue
> You can even build a controller for computer control but I’m currently
> rotating elevation and azimuth manually.
> Mike WB1AAT
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> Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2011 16:52:35 -0800
> From: "Greg D." <ko6th_greg at hotmail.com>
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Elevation System
> To: <iz5iow at gmail.com>, <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
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> 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/<http://home.wavecable.com/%7Eko6th/>
> I used an Alliance U-110. It has performed flawlessly for about 10 years
> 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
> > looking suggestions for the mechanical part... The loading of the antenna
> > the follow: 15El UHF Yagi and 9 El VHF Yagi. The mechanical part should
> > bear too much weight!
> > Can anyone help me?
> > Thank you all. Best 73s.
> > Marco
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