[amsat-bb] Re: G-5500 alignment

Tom Gentry t.gentry at verizon.net
Thu Aug 2 21:22:02 PDT 2012

On 8/2/2012 2:00 PM, amsat-bb-request at amsat.org wrote:
> I had a 5500 azmith rotator lockup over winter. I finally had time to
> take it down and find the problem. Now a different problem. I forgot to
> mark the housing position before separating the upper/lower azmith
> assemblies. I think I know where it was pointed, but how can I tell
> where it should be aligned? Is this really a non issue?

It really is an issue as to how it goes back together because of the way 
the AZ and EL motors are mounted on the L-bracket.
You can tell which way the top should go on by connecting the motor and 
the pot to the controller box and stopping it at zero (N).  Then install 
the case so that the limit dog is exactly halfway between the limit 
switches.  That should have the cross boom pointing east and west and 
the antennas pointing north.



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