[amsat-bb] Question regarding Yaesu G-5500 AZ/EL Rotor

Daniel Cussen dan at post.com
Mon Nov 27 13:23:55 UTC 2017

That is just a typo. The very old, very first version of the control box
did not have a connector for computer control , it may have had a grommet
On 27 Nov 2017 12:26, "Bernie and Cheryl" <hamdan at ix.netcom.com> wrote:

> Dear Folks:
> I am looking into getting a satellite tracker box to connect my computer
> to my G-5500 rotor so I don't have to manually track satellites any more.
> I get the impression that I would hook the tracker box into the back of the
> rotor control box (where the 8 pin DIN female connector is).  However, the
> manual for the 5500 states as follows:  "If the optional GS-232 Computer
> Control Interfaces Unit is installed, the RS-232C cable from the computer
> routes through this grommet ..."
> This implies that I need to buy something else from Yaesu and install it
> in the control box in order to utilize a tracker box. But, I've never heard
> of anyone doing that.  So, has someone out there hooked up a 5500, and did
> you have to buy an optional unit for the Yaesu rotor control box?
> Thanks for your help.  73 de Bernie, KF0QS
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