[amsat-bb] Re: Tracker for use with Arrow

Alan wa4sca at gmail.com
Thu Feb 27 05:12:32 PST 2014


If you are willing to do a little construction, WA8SME has a very nice design which appeared in QST,
called WRAPS.  Completely shameless plug!  You can order the key circuit board, bare, and programmed
PIC chip on the AMSAT Store:


It is $30 plus modest shipping. You can find a link to a download of the article. I haven't built one
myself, but construction is straight forward and doesn't require any exotic tools or skills.

Over the years there have been a few other similar controllers, but none that I am aware of which are
currently available assembled.  Another approach some have used is to use Yaesu rotators with an
inverter to power them.  That would not be a cost effective way new, but you sometimes find them very
cheaply at hamfests.



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<Are there any computer controlled trackers for a small antenna like an 
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