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Re: AO-40 mobile anyone?



Hi Howard

Thats so cool, real time tracking on the move,
i realy like that, hehe

Regards
Brian
OZ1SKY


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Howard Long" <howard@howardlong.com>
To: "Brian" <groupes@smart-tech.dk>; <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2003 1:41 AM
Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] AO-40 mobile anyone?


> Hello Brian
>
> > > http://www.g6lvb.com/images/AO40Mobile.jpg (150Kb)
> >
> > hehe thats cool Howard.
> > Do tell more about that dish and your uplink and downlink
>
> It's 'work in progress'. And no, it is not a very sensible idea!
>
> The dish is an ex-Inmarsat 24" unit I bought at Dayton this year.
>
> It is mounted on a camera Pan and Tilt unit into which I've put some
> electronics to make it look like a Yaesu G-5500. The Pan and Tilt will
make
> a complete revolution in 8 seconds. It is hooked up to a prototype LVB
> Tracker unit and then a PC running Nova.
>
> I also feed in the heading from a GPS with a built in magnetic compass
which
> corrects the dish azimuth depending on what direction the vehicle is
> pointing. So as the vehicle turns, the dish turns with it.
>
> There is no uplink in the photograph because I haven't fitted that yet,
but
> it will be a small (4+4 ele) cross yagi fitted in front of the S band
feed.
>
> 73 Howard G6LVB
>
>
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