[amsat-bb] Re: Camera on an antenna

i8cvs domenico.i8cvs at tin.it
Mon Sep 10 16:21:58 PDT 2012

Hi Bob,

Using a calibrated camera on the Sun is a good system to point the
antenna on the Moon only when there are no clods and when the
sky is clear.

On the other side a well calibrated control box on the Sun Noise is a
goood system to point the antenna at the Moon with any wheader
condition even with clods and this make the difference.

73" de

i8CVS Domenico

----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Bruninga" <bruninga at usna.edu>
To: "i8cvs" <domenico.i8cvs at tin.it>; "James Luhn" <luhn at wt.net>; "Amsat -
BBs" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 12:20 AM
Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] Re: Camera on an antenna

> I'd say that differently...
> Nothing wrong with using the camera.  But your point is well taken to
> calibrate the camera to the BEAM by first pointing at the sun.  Then (if
> your camera survives) the camera is a perfectly good aiming device for the
> moon and it eliminates any errors in the Antenna controller and pots.  Bob
> -----Original Message-----
> > To mount a camera on a beam in order to locate the moon
> > to work EME is a very bad procedure.
> > The correct procedure is to point the antenna system
> >  toward the Sun and get the maximum Sun Noise on receiver.
> > As soon the maximum Sun Noise is received please calibrate
> > the Azimuth and the Elevation of your control box relative
> > to the Sun position.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "James Luhn" <luhn at wt.net>
> To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Sent: Saturday, September 08, 2012 7:22 PM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Camera on an antenna
> > Please don't ya'll laugh too hard at me.  Has anyone ever mounted a
> > camera on a beam?  Now I am not trying to see AO40, but I would like to
> > simply double check the location of my beam for eme.  If anyone has
> > mounted a camera on a beam, I would be interested in what you used.
> > Yes, I know all about beam width vs the moon.  I just hate to call CQ
> > with my beams pointed to the ground due to some Murphy type of failure.
> >
> > 73,
> > -james
> > W5AOO
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