[amsat-bb] Alliant rotor U100

Ed Krome (K9EK) K9EK at compuserve.com
Tue Nov 21 18:58:50 PST 2006

Message text written by Norman W Osborne VE3CJE
Anyone use the Alliant rotors for tracking?
Where would I look for information to interface these rotors, hardware and
Presently have Nova tracking software.


Like many others, I used the U110 for elevation for years. Not very
accurate, lots of backlash (flop in the breeze), no feeedback pot. Might
(is) be a problem with a feedback system. Not the best, but cheap. As long
as the antennas don't have too sharp a pattern, you should be OK. You will
have to use an external position sensing arrangement.
Have fun...



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