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Re: Once again: Realistic BBQ Dish Gain with OriginalDipole Feed, an



Well, I have destroyed the CD-44 I was using on my TVRO dish. I had thought
of using the dish actuator for azimuth control but, the problem is always
the same: how do I set it up to allow control by the computer? My main
problem is that, with the dish actuator, the rotational arc is significantly
less than 360 degrees.

How to fool the control program into thinking it is a full circle...

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Frederick M. Spinner" <fspinner@hotmail.com>
To: <kb2m@arrl.net>; <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Thursday, May 08, 2003 5:06 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Once again: Realistic BBQ Dish Gain with
OriginalDipole Feed, an


> The real problem is with the Yaesu Rotors.  I've slowly started to convert
> my stuff over to satellite dish actuators, and it amazes me that a $50
TVRO
> actuator is so much stronger than a $650 ham rotor.
>
> But as I've said before.  If I was having 60 MPH gusts (and that's nothing
> for Iowa) and/or I was not using the G5500 setup, I'd park the P* straight
> up.  Its not an option with that rotor and that size dish, it's a
> requirement.
>

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