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.
> - Rob W7GH
> Idiom Press
Thanks, Rob. I like the way it works!
73 Mike NF4L
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