[amsat-bb] Yaesu G5500 Rotator

Alan wa4sca at gmail.com
Mon Mar 14 19:03:51 UTC 2016


Yes.  The standard package assumes you will mount the pair together, and has a bracket which attaches
them to each other.  If you want to separate them, you need another mast clamp and some other bits of
hardware.  I have mounted the azimuth rotator at the bottom of the tower which rotates the mast, and
the elevation rotator above the top, which is mechanically equivalent to what you are doing.  Works
well, and removes the lateral stress on the azimuth rotator.



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<I want to mount a small HF beam on a mast and rotate it using the
<azimuth portion of the G5500 to point it. Then I'd like to install sat
<antenna's up above the HF beam using the elevation rotator.  Is this
<where using the "separation kit" comes into play?  I'm having a hard
<time wrapping my head around the installation parameters.
<Thanks and 73,
<Michael W4HIJ
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