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Author Topic: Question Regarding Yaesu G-5500 AZ/EL rotor  (Read 415 times)
KF0QS
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« on: November 26, 2017, 04:26:04 PM »

Dear Folks:

I am looking into getting a satellite tracker box to connect my computer to my G-5500 rotor so I don't have to manually track satellites any more.  I get the impression that I would hook the tracker box into the back of the rotor control box (where the 8 pin DIN female connector is).  However, the manual for the 5500 states as follows:  "If the optional GS-232 Computer Control Interfaces Unit is installed, the RS-232C cable from the computer routes through this grommet ..."

This implies that I need to buy something else from Yaesu and install it in the control box in order to utilize a tracker box.  But, I've never heard of anyone doing that.  So, has someone out there hooked up a 5500, and did you have to buy an optional unit for the Yaesu rotor control box?

Thanks for your help.  73 de Bernie, KF0QS
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AA4LB
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« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2017, 05:39:37 AM »

I have the Yaesu G-5400B and I believe it is the same as the G-5500. In my case, may tracker box connects directly to the 8 pin DIN. I think the GS-232 was Yaesu's answer to the tracker box.

73,
Lee
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