[amsat-bb] Re: wanted: to borrow or buy a Yaesu G-5500 AZ-EL controller and rotor

Mark L. Hammond marklhammond at gmail.com
Fri May 31 11:29:51 PDT 2013

Hi David,

You and/or your students might find some information here to be useful?



Mark N8MH

On Fri, May 31, 2013 at 10:50 AM, David Bern W2LNX <W2LNX at aol.com> wrote:

> Friends:
> I am working on a summer project with students at Montgomery College,
> Rockville.  The project is to design and build a device that controls a
> pair of inexpensive satellite TV rotors.  And the device would emulate a
> popular AZ-EL rotor such as a Yaesu G-5500 AZ-EL controller so it can be
> used by a satellite tracking program such as SatPC32.  Tom, K3IO suggested
> this project at the last AMSAT-DC workshop and is guiding us with this
> project.
> I would like to borrow a Yaesu G-5500 AZ-EL controller and rotor for about
> three months or buy a used one so we can study and understand its command
> protocol.
> I will pick up or pay for shipping.  Please contact David, W2LNX directly
> at
>    W2LNX at amsat.org
> Thank you,
> David, W2LNX
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Mark L. Hammond [N8MH]

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