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Re: South facing Azimuth scale for 5400 rotator control



???????????

You did something wrong here. For a south centered scale all you are really
doing is rotating the scale 180 degrees. The rotor still needs to rotate
clockwise to increase azimuth etc.

Additionally, on the HyGain/CDE/MFJ units I would think you could get away
with photo copying the scale and then cut it vertically at the 0/360 mark.
If you swapped pieces you would have a south centered scale.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jon Ogden" <na9d-2@speakeasy.net>
To: "Luc Leblanc (VE2DWE)" <luclebla@sorel-tracy.qc.ca>;
<amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2003 11:03 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] South facing Azimuth scale for 5400 rotator control


> on 2/19/03 7:48 PM, Luc Leblanc (VE2DWE) at luclebla@sorel-tracy.qc.ca
> wrote:
>
> > At page 7 section VIII South centered meter scale conversion i read
this: WE
> > HAVE PROVIDED THE T2X
> > WITH A REVERSIBLE METER SCALE and there was an 11 steps instructions to
> > reverse back the meter
> > scale and beleived what,  25 years after the elusive center south scale
was
> > still  there in a superb
> > condition nobody can tell the difference from one side to the
other.(re:color
> > and look of the scale...HI)
>
> This is true on many of the CDE and HyGain boxes.  But I've got three CDE
> boxes that are of an older design that don't have it.  I have one of the
old
> brown CDE boxes with the single lever on front and two of the black and
> white boxes with the brake and direction control buttons.  None of them
have
> the reversible scale on them.  I had to make mine out of a copied version
> where I wrote in the correct numbers and taped it to the display.  It
> actually looks half way decent.
>
> One other thing you may wish to do when going to a south facing center is
to
> swap the clockwise and counterclockwise control wires.  This way (on the
CDE
> boxes at least), the antennas move in the direction of the button you
push.
> I tried it the other way and I got too confused!
>
> 73,
>
> Jon
> NA9D
>
> -------------------------------------
> Jon Ogden
> NA9D (ex: KE9NA)
>
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>
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