I like the mouse buttons. The only thing is that I
look kinda nerdy with a mouse in each hand (Spid + computer).
VE6JY Don Moman said:
> I imagine you are looking for a circular indictor or meter movement to
> display the beam heading. For myself I am very glad to have the precise
> degree readout and not have to use the old style of indicator, plus all
> associated problems with them - like pots going intermittent or open.
> the AlfaSPid control unit counts pulses it would be not a simple task to
> convert any other box to that, since the types you mention all use a
> variable resistance in the rotor to indicate position. For experimenters,
> PIC processor that counted pulses and displayed the result as a DC voltage
> would at least let you use a meter movement. Then how to display the total
> 720 degrees (360 plus 180 either side of overtravel) becomes a bit messy.
> The functions of the "mouse" however can easily be duplicated by a few
> resistors and switches built into the housing of your choice. The wiring
> info can be made available if it hasn't already. The mouse style is just
> convenient and inexpensive way to provide this. I feed the mouse DB-9
> connectors thru a 4 way computer switch box to reduce the number of mice
> running around on the desktop and have the actual control boxes up fairly
> and in a spot not that convenient to reach. Having enough space within
> reach is always an issue for me so not taking up valuable realestate with
> large control boxes is a big plus for me.
> 73 Don
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Rich Hallman - N7TR" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Saturday, November 27, 2004 5:24 PM
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Alfaspid control box?
> Has anyone successfully converted one of the other Yaesu, Create,
> Hy-Gain .. etc control boxes to work with the Alfaspid Rotor?
> I love the rotor....But just am not much of a fan of the control box or
> the mouse that is used for presets.
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