[amsat-bb] Re: Antenna suggestions for mounting on vehicle for sat work.

Lee Maisel maisel at lobo.net
Thu May 24 18:54:32 PDT 2012

Thanks, Ted, and that's fine if I have to do that, but all the RS 
rotators are 110v with no 12v option.  I have searched, but can't seem 
to find a small 12v rotator.  I'd hate to use an inverter just for that, 
seems silly.


Ted wrote:
> Lee, there is a construction article in Chap 6 of the ARRL Satellite
> Handbook (too complicated for me)
> But the reality is that it is easy to manually turn the RS rotor with the
> control box from the comfort of your chair just following the azimuth
> showing on your sat program and listening with your ear...this will get you
> close enough. I have the Elk on a RS rotor with Bob's fixed elevation.
> (Worked good enough for VUCC #226)  
> Of course, the original question was about mobile installation, so unless
> you have a long extension cord or a generator....... hi hi
> 73, Ted, K7TRK

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