[amsat-bb] Which rotor to buy?

Mvivona Mvivona at yahoo.com
Mon May 23 23:57:16 UTC 2016

If you want to keep it straightforward simple and have it do everything you need, I would suggest the Yaesu G5500 with an LVB tracker. Has plenty of horsepower and fully controlled automatically through SatPC32. It's a plug-and-play set up. 

Michael KC4ZVA
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On May 23, 2016, at 11:53 AM, PA3GUO <pa3guo at upcmail.nl> wrote:

This is my current antenna setup:
Basically, 6 ele for 145, 17 ele for 440, 23 ele for 1200, small quad for 23, and a multiband vertical.
I am planning revise and clean this.
AZI rotor kr400, 30 years old, 20 years by me, and 20 years in use. 
ELE rotor kr500, also 20 years in service.
I know how to clean these rotors, but consider to replace the AZI rotor with a new one.
Any advice?
G450, seems less strong as the kr400.
G1000sdx or dxc?
I do control these for sat tracking.
Is variable speed in that case a disadvantage?
Other thoughts?
Here is a comparison table:
I tend towards a G650 which costs around 425 dollar here, the G1000 dxc is 600 dollar.
Henk, PA3GUO
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