Jim, many thanks for the tips! Linx has two way rf modules listed and that
will allow direction control as well as remote direction sensing.
I can see the possibility of installing a rechargeable battery and
photocell charger at the rotator to get rid of using a power cable to rotator.
That will require use of a dc type motor but most are that type anyway.
My cable is over 700ft long and overdue for replacement after more than 25
years. At the price of copper today, the replacement cost will pay for a
lot of wireless hardware.
In addition, I bet the lightning induced failures are much improved.
In a message dated 1/31/2011 8:14:11 A.M. Central Standard Time,
On 1/31/11 5:57 AM, TexasRF@aol.com wrote:
> 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
garage door opener?
There are a variety of wireless RF link modules available too...
Ranging from garage door opener type things to full-on wireless network
Velleman has kits.
Linx Technologies (http://linxtechnologies.com/) has thing like "remote
relay" boxes as ready to go modules (they're big into Part 15 modules of
one sort or another)
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