[amsat-bb] Re: SatPC32 rotor question

Mark L. Hammond marklhammond at gmail.com
Thu Feb 2 09:54:03 PST 2012

I'll take a shot at this:

You can, by SatPC32 settings, limit the movement to 90 deg elevation.
That will prevent what many of us call "180 flip mode" or some

Now to limit to 85 deg??  I bet if you use a setting of either time
interval (increase it...) or Position change (increase it) you'll end
skipping most of the 85-90 operations, most of the time...   Is it
absolute? Probably not.

Now, if the controller is configured to only go to 85 deg, I suspect
it would ignore any values above 85...so just rely on the
hardware/controller and not SatPC32.

Best I can offer up...


Mark N8MH

On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 12:36 PM, Dave Webb KB1PVH <kb1pvh at gmail.com> wrote:
> I had this question posted to me, and I can't seem to figure out if it is
> possible.
>>.I want my rotator to stop at about 85 Deg elevation and not go to 90 ,
> 100 , 110 etc etc but to rotate on its asmith by >180 deg and then start to
> drop elevation from 85 Deg..
>  I know that the rotor interface unit, ERC can be limited via it's service
> tool software, but I wasn't sure how SatPC32 would react to the interface
> unit limiting it.
> Dave - KB1PVH
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