[amsat-bb] Just Brain Storming

skristof at etczone.com skristof at etczone.com
Mon Sep 12 19:20:51 UTC 2016

Just curious. Are you asking about azimuth/elevation type rotation or
are you asking about rotating the antenna around its long axis to adjust
for vertical and horizontal polarization changes? 

Steve AI9IN

On 2016-09-12 14:57, Gerald Payton wrote:

> OK, so I am crazy, but I have been bashing my brain about using a servo motor to simulate the human wrist movement of varying the orientation of an antenna, as done in portable hand-held operation.
> As I understand, servos primarily rotate 180 degrees left or right governed by the control signal.  That would accomplish the above requirements of pointing the antenna and adjusting for optimal signal.
> However, and a BIG however, I know zip about servos or controlling them.  I realize too that their would be a antenna weight problem to overcome and other mechanical factors too!
> Consequently, I am wondering it any of you experienced operators have contemplated this before?
> Jerry  AB5R
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