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Re: Radio Shack rotators



If it can be made to provide a  0 to 5 volt DC position feedback voltage 
thru 360 degrees of rotation (or 90 or 180 degrees of elevation, if you are 
planning to use it as an elevation rotor), and can be made to turn in either 
direction by a corresponding switch closure (closing switch "A" makes it go 
clockwise, switch "B" makes it go counter-clockwise), then it should work 
with the FOD-Track interface under Nova.

George, KA3HSW


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert C. Rice" <rcrice@speakeasy.net>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.ORG>
Sent: Tuesday, July 11, 2006 7:54 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Radio Shack rotators


> At a hamfest last weekend I picked up a RS rotator (model 15-1245) for not 
> much more than lunch money.
>
> Now the question is whether I can put it to use in an automated way under 
> Nova.
>
> Bob Bruniga wrote a nice little article on controlling this rotator under 
> his APRS program.
>
> Is anyone aware of an easy method to have Nova drive one of these for 
> automated pointing at LEOs?
>
> Robert
> WB5PKN
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