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Re: [TowerTalk] Idiom Press RotorCard DXA

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Idiom Press RotorCard DXA
From: Mike <>
Date: Wed, 09 Dec 2009 18:59:43 -0500
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Rob Locher W7GH wrote:
>> Anyone using the Idiom Press RotorCard DXA know how to make it accept
>> the rotation speed that's set on the control box?
>> Mine turns the beam at the high speed rate when I use it via the
>> computer. The beam turns at whatever rate is set, if turned via the
>> rocker switch on the box..
> Hi Mike,
> The RotorCard was designed to ignore the speed control on the front panel,  
> which is only needed for manual control of the rotator.  The RotorCard  
> starts the rotation at slow speed, and then speeds up to fast speed.   
> Similarly, when the rotator nears the target bearing the RotorCard goes to  
> slow speed for a bit before stopping.  Because the RotorCard accelerates  
> and decelerates gradually in two steps, the wear and tear on the rotator,  
> mast, and beam is no more than if the rotator went at slow speed the whole  
> way.  The user benefits from the microprocessor control of the speed by  
> not having to wait as long for the rotator to turn.
> 73,
> - Rob W7GH
> Partner
> Idiom Press
Thanks, Rob. I like the way it works!

73 Mike NF4L


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