[amsat-bb] Re: G-5500 question

Dave Beumer WØDHB dave at w0dhb.net
Sat Jan 5 15:43:45 PST 2013


Which rotator controller are you using with your 5500 ?
Did you configure your Rotator to be 450deg in SATPC32 ?

Some controllers like EA4TX have the smarts to utilize 450 deg even if your
software is configured for 360 For example if your rotator is sitting at 350
degs and you tell it to go to 45 degs, it goes to 360+45 405 deg 'cause it's
SATPC32 software itself may do that also if configured for a 450 deg
rotator. I'll test to see what it does. I've got a G-5500 setup.

If your park position is set for 90 degs, you might try making it 91 degs
(451 degs).

Dave W0DHB

-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Bob- W7LRD
Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2013 3:05 PM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] G-5500 question

The 5500 goes up to 450 degrees in az. I use satpc-32, every once in awhile
for no "forseeable " reason the rotor will park at 450 degrees. This is not
what it is set for. It is a bit concerning as the coax is not the right
length for that much rotation and it puts a strain on things. Any ideas?? 
73 Bob W7LRD 
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