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Re: FW: Elevation rotor question

Jose M. Valdes R. YV5LIX wrote:
> Hello all.
> Why 180 degrees movement (horizon/zenith/horizon)?

Hello Jose.

I have this rotor and this 180 degree movement is convenient for high 
elevation passes.  While it is possible to track the satellite with only 
90 degrees of travel, it is convenient to be able to track the 
spacecraft with the antennas "on their back" for the second half of the 
pass.  This can help avoid the situation where the azimuth rotor stop 
gets in the way half way through the pass.

-Joe KM1P
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