Thanks for the reference Steve, I'll keep his info on file for the future.
I've already placed an order for the Rotor-EZ board, which is the best of
all solutions I've seen so far. And yeah, per your previous comment about
the state of the art back in the 70's, I can certianly understand why the
controller was so simple in the first place. But, and as I found out, I
suspected that a lot of hams would have devised various means to modernize
the controller. The Rotor-EZ mod is really impressive and way better than I
was hoping for when I posted the question to the group. So I'm really
pleased with the suggestions and help. This TowerTalk group is just
wonderful (and so is Champion Radio :-).
BTW, thanks again for the tower section Steve, I hope you got my other note
to you about it.
73, Dave, WA0TTN
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of K7LXC@aol.com
> Sent: Saturday, August 16, 2003 6:13 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Rotator control refurb
> In a message dated 8/15/03 9:36:06 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> > Thanks for the info Jim. Yeah, I'm not questioning the
> reason for the brake
> > switch, I was just wondering why one couldn't automate the
> "coasting" delay
> > rather than relying on the operator to determine when
> rotational inertia
> > settled down.
> Bob, W7BA, does my rotator work and has a REAL simple
> circuit that only
> has a couple of components that'll give you a little brake
> delay. It's so
> simple I wonder why there are whole QST articles with logic
> circuits and boards to
> do the same thing. You can contact him at W7BA@comcast.com.
> Steve K7LXC
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