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Re: Yaesu az-el questions



I believe the big difference is the 5500 has 450 degrees of AZ movement
where as the 5400 has 360.

The Yaesu interface is not needed if you use FODTrack or some other tracker.
IMHO the Yaesu 232 interface is overpriced.

73,
Joe
ka0yos@amsat.org

----- Original Message -----
From: <RMckni8527@aol.com>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Saturday, October 13, 2001 8:14 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Yaesu az-el questions


> I recently passed up a few opportunities on the G-5400, mainly due to the
> price being so close to a new 5500.  Are there significant improvements in
> the 5500?  I've read a few archive posts that imply the bracket that mates
> the two portions of the rotor was improved.  Anything else that would
compel
> me to opt for a new 5500 vs a used 5400?
>
> Yaesu has a GS-232 interface but I don't see a lot of info on it.
Supposedly
> it permits computer interfacing.  Is it necessary, or just their version
of a
> TrakBox or other system?  If using a KCT or FODTrack etc is the GS-232
needed
> for computer control?  It's almost as much as the ROTOR!  Better solutions
> than what I gather from my initial investigations are highly welcome, but
I
> don't want a highly kludged system that is hard to support.
>
> 73's
> Ray - WB3ABN
> Kingston, WA
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