[amsat-bb] Yaesu G5500 Rotator

Edward R Cole kl7uw at acsalaska.net
Tue Mar 29 05:23:41 UTC 2016

Not currently operational for satellite but checkout my antenna arrangement:

I have a single top section of Rohn-25g tower mounted on a hinge base 
with the B5400 mounted just above the tower.  The old set up had too 
much wind area and weight too high for the aluminum mast (see the 
bent over photo).  For antenna  work I just unbolt and layover the 
tower on its hinges using my lawn tractor holding a guy wire.

New trimmed down array is with part of M2 436CP42 array (using 26 
element back part of boom) and a 2M7 yagi from M2.  I also have a 
small 2.4 GHz patch antenna not is use.

I had all this mounted on the roof of our old house on a TV tripod 
tower (no photos).

Some day I will get it all restored and figure how to utilize my K3 
and KX3 for a mode-UV station.  I am too involved in eme at present 
and running small ham business.  Hoping for a Heo or Geo style 
satellite for the future.

73, Ed - KL7UW
     "Kits made by KL7UW"
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