[amsat-bb] Re: Demonstrator Rotator Setup

George Henry ka3hsw at att.net
Mon Dec 13 11:07:01 PST 2010

Look back thru the -BB archives...  I seem to recall that, a couple of years 
ago, someone rigged up a system using an X-10 webcam mount or some such thing.  
The az-el mount for a small telescope or remote-controlled security camera 
should work, as well.  You just have to be able to switch the motors to go 
right, left, up, and down, and provide 0 - 5 volts of position feedback to the 
controller for each axis.

George, KA3HSW 

----- Original Message ----
> From: Clint Bradford <clintbradford at mac.com>
> To: AMSAT BB <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Cc: ARISS-ops OPS <ariss-ops at amsat.org>
> Sent: Mon, December 13, 2010 11:49:37 AM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Demonstrator Rotator Setup
> I have an inquiry from a gentleman who would like to show the "dramatic sight" 
>of a computer-controlled small Yagi tracking a satellite while in a convention 
>booth - but not necessarily a full-blown Yaesu G-5500.
> If I am not making sense, just ask ... (grin)
> He is thinking 12VDC, laptop, just a six-foot mast with an Arrow-like antenna, 
>Ham Radio Deluxe(?), "smaller" radio like a FT-817ND)?) ...
> Brainstorming welcome!
> Many thanks.
> Clint Bradford, K6LCS
> 909-241-7666

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