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Re: TV aerial rotator question



No, you would have to add one (several of us have done this at one time or
another, it isn't that hard).  In general they count on the speed of the
rotator to match the speed of the little motor in the controller.

73,
Joe

----- Original Message -----
From: "Phil" <phil@spiderweb.com.au>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2002 7:17 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] TV aerial rotator question


> Hello All,
>
> Frustration caused by my home-built rotator's inability to rotate more
than
> 270 degrees has caused me to look seriously at an alternative.
>
> I have discovered a TV aerial rotator in a mail-order catalogue. It is
> described as a model AR300XC and uses a three wire cable to connect to the
> controller. The controller has a knob and a scale that, presumably, is
> calibrated in degrees. No doubt, these rotators are churned out by the
> thousands in Asia and are sold under many brand names.
>
> My question is, do these rotators have a feed-back pot? A three wire cable
> makes me think that this is unlikely.
>
> --
> Regards,
> Phil
> phil@spiderweb.com.au
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