[amsat-bb] Yaesu G5500 Rotator
Ke4kol at bellsouth.net
Sun Mar 27 23:40:19 UTC 2016
Doesn't the G5500 come with the separation kit. Isn't the separation kit
only the two bracket that mount on top of the azimuth rotor that allows
mounting the mast to it. then you mount the elevation rotor to the mast. I
just purchase the G5500 and it came with everything that was needed to mount
the two rotors separate or together.
From: AMSAT-BB [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of Michael
Sent: Sunday, March 27, 2016 3:18 PM
To: Norm n3ykf; amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Yaesu G5500 Rotator
Thanks much for the picture although I'm still a bit confused. A lot of
folks say I need the separation kit and you said I don't. I'm about to make
the purchase soon and I want to get this right. I know a lot of folks say an
elevation rotor is not even needed these days but I have wanted and coveted
one of these rotor systems a very long time and the XYL and CFO finally
authorized the funds for purchase.
Thanks again for the pic and the advice.
On 3/26/2016 9:35 AM, Norm n3ykf wrote:
> Was out of town when this was posted. Wished to photograph it as the
> installation is hard to do in reality. Nothing like torching $$$$$.
> Pic of the G-5500 installation split is here:
> On Mon, Mar 14, 2016 at 1:46 PM, Michael <Mat_62 at charter.net> wrote:
>> 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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