I just tried it. The paddle is ignored, the rotor keeps turning. I don't
know if that's the desired result.
73, Mike NF4L
Tod -ID wrote:
> 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
>> 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
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