[amsat-bb] Re: G-5500 question
ko6th.greg at gmail.com
Sat Jan 5 16:10:43 PST 2013
The thing that's suspicious is that 450 is the limit of rotation. I
don't know which end of the movement potentiometer that represents, but
you might have a loose position sense connection or dirty pot wiper. The
controller would think it's not where it's supposed to be, and tries to
move in that direction, eventually (hopefully) hitting the limit switch
Is it otherwise reliable in tracking a bird during a pass? No jumps or
other erratic movement?
Just a thought,
Bob- W7LRD wrote:
> The 5500 goes up to 450 degrees in az. I use satpc-32, every once in awhile for no "forseeable " reason the rotor will park at 450 degrees. This is not what it is set for. It is a bit concerning as the coax is not the right length for that much rotation and it puts a strain on things. Any ideas??
> 73 Bob W7LRD
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