[amsat-bb] Advise and/or Help
dan at post.com
Sat Sep 10 20:57:38 UTC 2016
If your rotator does not have any proper position feedback you may be
able to add a potentiometer inside it.
See here for info:
You then can build a computer interface to control it based on the feedback.
However for now I would recommend just manually adjusting the rotator.
If the beam width of the antenna is wide then pointing will not be too
critical, and when the satellite is overhead the signal is much
In the real world you may not need a computer interface, but you will
need some sort of tracking software to tell you which way to point and
which satellite is passing over. SATPC32 is recommended for its
advanced features, but Orbitron is better for beginners.
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