The same idea is making its way since a couple of months here.
Heard about SARTEK1, sames that all those equipements are rather expensive.
My rotor is a Yeasu G-2000RC.
But I was thinking about developing something myself.
Catching the data from DX4WIN ( I dont know on what i/o port ...!) a couple
of AD and DA converter chips, a comparators ... or why not a FPGA , a pair
of push-buttons, or a little program.
It tickles my my fingers and brain............Why not start again, even at
Sorry guys, guess I was talking to myself. But maybe I am not alone
.......Jeanne D'Arc did'nt she heard the voices ?
73's Jos on4kj
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jon Ogden" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2003 1:06 PM
Subject: [Towertalk] Automatic Rotor Control Question
> Hey gang,
> I am seriously considering some sort of automatic rotor control in the
> future. I am interested in what people think of the different solutions
> My rotors are a Ham IV, a Ham-M and a Yaesu G-500A (elevation).
> I'll admit that I've only investigated 2 solutions so far and both have
> their ups and downs.
> I've looked at the solution by Idiom Press (W9KNI) and the ARSWin
> W9KNI's design works only with the 3 button CDE/Hy-Gain controllers. It
> does add some really nice additional functionality and some safety
> to help protect the rotor.
> The ARSWin setup is nice in that it can control nearly any rotor
> of control box. It doesn't give some of the extra features to the control
> box that the W9KNI solution does, but it seems like a pretty decent
> The ARSWin solution is about $30 cheaper and comes assembled.
> So what is anyone out there using and what do they think of these or any
> Jon Ogden
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