[amsat-bb] Pendulum type elevation measurement
g4bbh at btinternet.com
Sun Feb 24 03:45:44 PST 2013
For some time I have wanted a more accurate antenna elevation measurement system. Shaft encoders are beyond my budget. It seems sensible to use a pendulum operated system. Digging through my 'junk' box I find I have a new Spectrol precision potentiometer still sealed in it's package. This pot is 21mm diameter, has a servo type mount,, ball race bearing, 340 degree track (continuous rotation possible) and specification is 0.5% linearity.and is very low torque. Does anyone know if there are any drawbacks to using this method of position measurement.
73 de Dick G4BBH
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