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Re: Rotor Adjustment



I have tried two different controller boxes with the same results and two 
cables. Power ON needle goes full scale to the right.


At 07:45 PM 6/16/2005, you wrote:
>The G-5500 manual (page 4) tells you how to calibrate the unit. Basically, 
>you wire it up per the manual, Rotate it in EL until it is at the left 
>(DOWN) limit and then install the antenna(s) so that they are parallel 
>with the ground. It is best to first have the AZ at 0 deg and have the 
>antennas pointed in the North direction when you do this. When you are at 
>the full DOWN stop, adjust the front panel meter ZERO ADJ control for 0 
>deg reading. Then rotate it 180 deg in the UP direction to the UP limit 
>stop. If the EL meter does not indicate 180 deg,  adjust the rear panel EL 
>FULL SCALE ADJ control for a 180 deg meter reading in EL. That should do 
>it. You can check it by rotating it back DOWN to 90 deg to make sure it is 
>pointing straight up, and then DOWN further to the DOWN limit stop to make 
>sure it is again parallel with the ground again and that the EL meter is 
>indicating 0 deg(it should be). I just did my G-5400B about a week ago and 
>they are identical in this regard. My connections are with terminal strips 
>vice the connectors, but otherwise identical. The G-5500 has a wider rande 
>on AZ than the G-5400B.
>
>John Owens - N7SEJ
>
>--- sco@sco-inc.com wrote:
>
>From: sco@sco-inc.com
>Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2005 16:12:20 -0400
>To: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
>Subject: [amsat-bb] Rotor Adjustment
>
>When I turn the power on to my G5500 controller the needle on the Elevation
>dial goes all the way over to the max right position.
>
>How do i adjust it back to normal?
>
>Les
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