|Subject:||Re: [TowerTalk] Re: steppir radio interface|
|Date:||Fri, 20 Feb 2004 01:15:45 +0000|
Yes, but the SteppIR retunes every 25KHz. Suppose I am tuning around 14.025. Every time I jump over the "retune point" the controller starts running the stepper motors.
Kelly later mentions leaving the antenna where it was after a band change, as one might only be having a listen. I do the same, hear some mult in a contest, mash the band button & then try to remember not to transmit into the antenna until it has stopped tuning. D'oh!
A PTT lock-out is something that would be nice if it were included in the
controller & something that would definitely need to be taken into consideration
for an automagical SteppIR yagi stack controller - I cringe ever time I put just
400 watts into those wipers as they slide along... ;^)
For simple band switching, some sort of one-shot driven by a band decoder
could be used to mimic button pushes on the controller box & based on Kelly's
report of his experience with the frequency-slaving option, might just have to give
that a go. Thanks!
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