[amsat-bb] Re: inquiry about homebrew az-el systems

Gus 8p6sm at anjo.com
Fri Mar 1 00:51:09 PST 2013

On 03/01/2013 02:17 AM, Lizeth Norman wrote:
> Three turn pots are necessary unless we want to limit rotation to 360
> degrees. Easy enough to in satpc32.
>   Also, not all pots rotate 360. Some only 320, some less. The more
> expensive pots have much greater possible feature set.

Unless we want lightning fast antenna rotation, we're going to need some 
sort of gearbox with virtually any motor we're likely to find. We could 
gear the drive to a simpler pot as well.

73, de Gus 8P6SM
Barbados, the easternmost isle.

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