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Re: 10 turn pots

Is there something I don't get here?  Most single-turn pots only
rotate through 270 degrees, I think.  That seems to mean you'd need 
some gearing for 360 degrees rotation anyway.  And if you're using it
for elevation, using only 90 degrees loses some resolution (although
it may not be significant).  So it looks to me as if gearing a
ten-turn pot for azimuth would be desireable, assuming you can get the
backlash low enough.
73, doug

   Reply-To: <gary@ridepix.com>
   From: "Gary Gonnella" <gary@ridepix.com>
   Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2001 10:06:53 -0700

   Rather than building a gear ration why not get a 1 turn pot. I am using
   these with good results that you can see on my web site. I bought some from
   Allied Electronics but have since found a source that looks good at
   http://www.candhsales.com. They are $3.50 each and part number POT9902. They
   also have some other interesting parts.

   Gary Gonnella W6RYO

   -----Original Message-----
   From: owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org]On
   Behalf Of jhickox
   Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2001 5:57 AM
   To: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
   Subject: [amsat-bb] 10 turn pots

   Does anyone know of a way of constructing a 1:10 turns ratio gearing system
   to use in turning a 10 turn potentiometer?  I am building a positioning
   system fof my rotators and need something smaller than the 20 inch pully
   system that the local hardware store suggested!

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