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AZ EL Rotator

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio Antennas' started by W1MSG, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. W1MSG

    W1MSG Now W1MSG

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    I would like to put up a dual band beam for doing Satellites with a AZ / EL Rotator so I can do it all from the house. Anyone have any suggestions ? I would even go with a 2 meter and 70cm beam if needed...


     
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  2. Hutch

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    There's really only a few to choose from Yaesu, Alpha-Spid, KLM, Primesat and M2, I think there are a couple more, most companies only make one or two models that have Az and El.

    You might want to check out what rotors your tracking software supports. I use MacDoppler and it will support most rotors on the market and will control many different radios too.
     
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    I've only ever seen the Yaesu in person. They're supposed to be well made. Let us know what you choose and how it works...some pics would be cool too!
     
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    Well I am thinking that I might just go with a plain rotator and set the antenna at 20 degrees elevation, I have heard from a few people who are doing this with great results. Of course they are using much larger beams. As soon as I make up my mind on a HF Rig I'll set things in motion for the adjustable antenna. Probably looking at the FT-857D as a base system in the house. Looks like the best bang for the buck and I really want to be ableto work the sats with it.
     
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