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Re: [TowerTalk] Wireless tower direction indicator?

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Wireless tower direction indicator?
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 08:57:21 EST
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Scott, that sounds like a great idea!
Now, how can one add wireless transmission to get those pulse back to the  
shack? I need capability to transmit pulses over a distance of about 600  
I bet someone here knows how to do that.
Gerald K5GW
In a message dated 1/31/2011 5:30:23 A.M. Central Standard Time, writes:

Hello  Jari. 

An elegant and cost effective solution for you would be to use a  magnetic 
pulse counter and a green heron rt21 controller. 

Basically  you mount two llittle magnets on an arm screwed unto the output 
shaft of your  ac or dc motor (that turns the gearbox). And there is a 
magnetic pulse counter  mounted to detect the "pulses". 

I can send you pictures of how I do  this. The mag spinner kits cost less 
than $40 US. 

Best regards,  
Scott W3TX

On Jan 31, 2011, at 3:44 AM, Jari  Jussila <> wrote:

>  I have a rotatable tower some 40m away from my ham shack. The old, 
>  faithful tower rotator was hit in lighting and the potentiometer 
>  telling the direction of my antennas was burned. The rotator being an 
>  old, industrial model, the factory told me that there's no such 
>  potentiometers available any more .......
> Now ....
> Does anybody know, if there are (commercial), potentiometerless  
> wireless (tower) direction indicators available in the  market?
> 1) With "potentiometerless" I mean, that the  direction should come 
> not from a potentiometer at the base of the  tower but with some other 
> means. Eg. a electronic compass at the end  of a one meter stick 
> assembled horizontally on one of the tower  diagonals a couple of 
> meters above the ground.
> 2)  With "wireless" I mean, that the electronic compass - or whatever 
>  device - should transmit the direction by WLAN from the tower to the 
>  ham shack to a separate display to directly to a computer having WLAN.
> I hope I could describe the need good enough. I'm looking for a easy  
> plug-and-play-system, easy to assemble, easy to use and reliable. And  
> getting rid of  some cables.
> There's 230 volts  available at the base of the tower.
> Any ideas?
> Jari, OH2BU
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