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Re: mounting a u-110 elevation rotator



I use a pair of Gemini OR-360 rotators which are fairly similar to U110's. 
I used a pipe flange mounted to a thick piece of plastic ( you could just as 
easily use metal)  and the drilled holes for the rotator mounting bolts 
where I could attach it on it's side laying atop the plate. I then screwed a 
12 inch long galvanized pipe nipple into the flange  and slid this down 
through my my azimuth rotor which I then mounted to my mast.
 I'm using the SAEBRETrack box, which I found instructions how to build on 
the web, to control my rotators.
I'd like to have a copy of the article you have though. I'm curious about 
the approach taken with the U110's.
73,
Michael, W4HIJ
AMSAT # 36017
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Reicher, James" <JReicher@hrblock.com>
To: "Carl Yaffey" <carl_yaffey@yahoo.com>; <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Monday, February 06, 2006 1:59 PM
Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] mounting a u-110 elevation rotator


>I got a galvanized floor flange.  I drilled into it so the mounting
> bolts would fit through and hack-sawed one edge of the flange so it
> would fit onto my U100.  The result is that the rotor sits on top of my
> mast, which eases some of the strain on the rotor.  I have a short
> length of galvanized pipe (1 1/2 inch diameter) that fits into the az
> rotor.  Works like a dream
>
>
> 73 de N8AU, Jim in Raymore, MO
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-AMSAT-BB@amsat.org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@amsat.org] On
> Behalf Of Carl Yaffey
> Sent: Monday, February 06, 2006 12:09 PM
> To: amsat-bb@amsat.org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] mounting a u-110 elevation rotator
>
> I'm looking for ideas for mounting a U-100/110 elevation rotator to a
> mast. The article in the December 1998 QST describes using a treated
> block of wood. That would certainly work, but I'd like to find a way
> to do it with metal.
> Any thoughts?
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