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Re: [TowerTalk] Idiom Press RotorCard DXA

To: "'Rob Locher W7GH'" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Idiom Press RotorCard DXA
From: "Tod -ID" <>
Date: Wed, 9 Dec 2009 19:35:02 -0700
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What happens if one hits either LEFT or RIGHT while the rotator is turning
under control of the RotorCard? Does it terminate the computer control and
bring the rotator to a stop? If so, is that stop a controlled stop with
gradual deceleration or is it an abrupt stop?

Tod, K0TO
> 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
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