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Re: TVRO actuators.



SuperJack.   Thats the "cheap" brand...

Still, I had one on a 7' TVRO BUD for 12 years before it wore out.  As long 
as the motor mounts up, and the tube doesn't bend, you are ok.  Not for 
anything over 7' though.  For a P* dish, no problem whatsoever..

Fred W0FMS


>From: "Joel Black" <w4jbb@charter.net>
>To: "KD7JYK" <kd7jyk@ross-technologies.com>, <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
>Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] TVRO actuators.
>Date: Tue, 13 May 2003 07:23:47 -0500
>
>I have lots of pages saved using TVRO actuators with different setups.  I
>had/have an interest in EME, but, since my move, I have had to put that on 
>a
>back burner.  I'll compile a list of what I have and send it to the list.
>There are some really nice setups.
>
>After all the talk on the weaknesses and such on the G-5400/5500 rotors, 
>I'm
>thinking about trying something different due to the fact that I want to 
>use
>a 3' Primestar dish for my AO-40 downlink.  I was also lucky enough to
>receive a couple of 5' black, mesh, virgin dishes when a local ham had to
>move.  I'd like to use those for L/S and TVRO actuators seem like a good
>solution.
>
>There is an article in chapter 10 (pp. 10-9 - 10-13) of _The ARRL
>UHF/Microwave Projects Manual, Volume 1_ involving putting a 10-foot dish 
>on
>a section of Rohn 25.
>
>Be aware, there are some really cheap TVRO actuators out there.  I don't
>remember the name, but they are very popular on eBay.
>
>GL es 73,
>
>Joel B. Black, W4JBB
>w4jbb@charter.net
>
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "KD7JYK" <kd7jyk@ross-technologies.com>
>To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
>Sent: Tuesday, May 13, 2003 2:03 AM
>Subject: [amsat-bb] TVRO actuators.
>
>
> > I would be interested in hearing stories/experiences from those using 
>TVRO
> > actuators, and controls to properly set and track with them.  Anything
>being
> > driven by a Basic Stamp?
> >
> > Kurt
> >
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