The Yaesu G-5500 provide azimuth and elevation control of medium and large-size unidirectional satellite antenna arrays under remote control from the station operating position.
The rotators may be mounted together on a mast, or independently with the azimuth rotator inside a tower and the elevation rotator on the mast.
If you're just starting out in satellite operation, the G-5500 provides a complete Azimuth (450º)-Elevation (180º) rotation system that's ideal for most all Amateur applications; the dual controller lets you keep track of all aspects of the antenna system's positioning.
The G-5500 also includes an interface jack for computer control, supported by An External Control jack (DIN connector) provided on the rear of the controller for interfacing via D-to-A converters to an external microcomputer or other display/controller, like the optional GS-232A Computer Controlled as well as many aftermarket control programs and interfaces.
G5500 Azimuth/Elevation Rotator
For Space/Satellite Communication.
K-Factor (Turning Radius x Weight of Ae)
AZ: 4,000kg/cm; EL: 4,000kg/cm
AZ: 600kg/cm; EL: 1,400kg/cm
Max Vertical Load
Max Vertical Intermittend Load
AZ: 1º; EL: 1º
AZ: 38 - 62 Φ; EL: 38 - 62 Φ
360º Rotation Time
AZ: 70sec @ 50Hz
180º Elevation Time
EL: 80sec @ 50Hz
EL: 32 - 43 Φ
Rotator Diametre x Height
186 Φ x 254(W) x 350(H)
Cable Requirement (# cores/wires)
2 x 6 (1 for each AZ + EL)
Specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.
Elevator Rotator Unit
Azimuth Rotator Unit
Controller Unit (with screw terminals for control cable)
Two (2) external Multi-Pin Round plugs with Weather-proof Boots