[amsat-bb] looking for info on using a telescope tripod for automatic tracking

k4rjj at comcast.net k4rjj at comcast.net
Thu Dec 8 02:18:54 PST 2011

Hi everyone.  I found a Meade telescope trpod with the az/el gears on it and a worm drive for each.  There are no motors on it but I think that could be fixed with a call to Meade parts.  What I'm looking for is a solution to drive the motors with instruction from one of the sat tracking programs out there.  Any help would be great.  

The tripod is a medium duty model and has a top mount that is perfect for an Arrow yagi set. 

I made a short video of it.  Tell me what you think and what can be done. 





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