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RE: Minimum Rotator Requirements for 10 ft Grid dish.

On 12 Dec 2004 at 17:52, Gary L. Memory wrote:

> Joe:
> While I can't answer your question, I too am interested in this same
> thing.  About 12 years ago, there was a company (Nytek or Nitek or some
> such.....) that sold an AZEL positioner for a 7 or 9 foot dish.  It
> would point to anywhere but within about 5 degrees of zenith.  I was
> going to buy one...but didn't have the money at the time.  I'd sure like
> to know if they are still in business or if a similar device was
> available.  Let me know if you find out.
> Gary Memory, N7BRJ
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-AMSAT-BB@amsat.org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@amsat.org] On
> Behalf Of Joe Leikhim
> Sent: Sunday, December 12, 2004 4:20 PM
> To: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Minimum Rotator Requirements for 10 ft Grid dish.
> I am interested in turning a 10 foot TVRO mesh dish for satellite 
> operations, Specifically the dish is a Channel Master Mirage X model 
> 6363M with 5/32" Ku-Mesh. F/D 0.4 and 48" focal length. The pipe mount 
> is 3.5" OD. Unfortunately the specs don't offer anything in the way of 
> weight.
> I intend to mount this on a short tower with a thrust bearing and
> rotator shelf and use a standard azimuth rotator to turn it through 360
> degrees. Elevation will be accomplished with a jack screw.

Until october this setup with a 25 years old tailtwister perform very 
well (2 years)  but on a very windy day the tailtwister motor burn 
the temp sensor probably fail and the winding open.

You can have an idea of this setup on www.qsl.net/ve2dwe. There is a 
lot more of elegant systems but i choose the KISS way.

I just got a replacement rotor yesterday i will let you know the 
results but it is no more a cheap way to go.

Luc Leblanc VE2DWE
Coordonnateur AMSAT pour le Québec
Québec AMSAT coordonnator.
AMSAT member 33583
Site WEB site: www.qsl.net/ve2dwe
P.O. Box 341
Sorel-Tracy QC.
J3P 5T6
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