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

GEO Badger w3ab at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 27 17:45:46 UTC 2017

You do not need anything  from Yaesu, but you do need a RS-232 interface.
Look into the LVB Tracker from Amsat. It works very well.Bernie, I'll send you a PM with the picture in it. ---  
 Ciao baby, catch you on the flip side.    


Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.

      From: Bernie and Cheryl <hamdan at ix.netcom.com>
 To: amsat-bb at amsat.org 
 Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 4:27 AM
 Subject: [amsat-bb] Question regarding Yaesu G-5500 AZ/EL Rotor
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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