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    kz6t
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    At the April ’18 Club meeting I presented the Club’s satellite antenna rotator. Its still a work in progress, expected to be complete and fully operational for Field Day. The documentation is no longer available on the AMSAT website. Attached are two articles that describe the project. The first is the original WRAPS project which I built in 2015. The rotator was capable of handling a single arrow or Elk antenna. The second article describes the “Tricked Out WRAPS” that you can mount two antennas to.

    Let me know if you are interested in building this project as there are a few undocumented pitfalls along the way.

    Thanks to all that have helped in getting this project operational. Jack K6ROW for working on the feedline, John WB6FRZ for his milling expertise, and Dave W6IBC for troubleshooting.

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    kz6t
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    Second article “Tricked out WRAPS” is attached here.

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    #11319

    kz6t
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    You can download the original WRAPS project files using this URL.
    https://www.amsat.org//wordpress/xtra/WRAPS%20CD%20Master.zip

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