[amsat-bb] Re: Rotors

Greg D. ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Mon Dec 20 20:36:13 PST 2010

Hi Zack,

I use an Alliance TV-type rotor on its side for elevation, and a regular light duty ham-type rotor for azimuth, both tied into a home-brewed controller for fully automatic operation.  

See:  http://home.wavecable.com/~ko6th/ at the top of the page.

Have fun,

Greg  KO6TH

> From: zack.kd8ksn at hotmail.com
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2010 09:53:59 -0500
> Subject: [amsat-bb]  Rotors
> All,
> Is there any other good light duty rotor other than the Yaesu G-5500 that would work well for satellite work?  I might like to consider getting one for some homemade antennas that I might use for a rover setup.  Other than the rotor and a computer, what do I need to be able to get the thing to track the birds.  I know I obviously need a tracking program like SatPC32, Orbitron, HRD – Are any of those better than another?  Sorry for the “amateur” questions – I have never done anything with rotors – just the Arrow/HT and standing out in the cold freezing combination. ;-) 
> 73!
> Zack
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