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Subject: [TowerTalk] OR-2800PX Point and Shoot?
From: "Jim Thomson" <>
Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2011 21:41:32 -0800
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Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2011 16:28:51 -0800
From: "Al Williams" <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] OR-2800PX Point and Shoot?

Actually the M2 controller already has a point and shoot capability. It is 
just exceedingly cumbersome to use? One has to remember the proper sequence 
of buttons to get to a menu that allows one to select the desired "point" 
desired; and also remember what the numbers 1 to 10 correspond to, i.e. the 
"point/degrees" that the controller will send the rotator to!


##  I have 2 of the OR-2800 control box's for a pair of mating OR-2800's..and 
the GH box  for my K7NV prop pitch.    The GH box blows away the M2 box 
...hands down.

## Beware, there is a mode on the M2 box.. [ it might be the point and 
shoot]... but it has one
major drawback.   It will  ramp up... but will not  ramp down..which really 

## The "point and shoot"  mode on the M2 box  means u have to watch the numbers 
 spool up..til
it gets  to where u want it to go..then rls it... then it starts up. 

## The 1-10  noted above  by K7puc  are the 10 x pre-sets..which are  not 
really  point and shoot per se. 

##  If any folks are thinking of buying a new OR-2800..... don't  buy the 
mating m2  control box....  buy just the
OR-2800  rotor.    The M2  control box is almost as much $$ as the GH box.   At 
least m2 now sells the OR-2800
with/without the m2 control box.  

## The standard GH  RT-21  control box is a good  investment.   It will run any 
rotor, made by anybody...since it allows  for
several AC voltages.. and also several DC voltages.   The stock RT-21 will run 
anything from ham-4's  to tic rings, protistels,
alpha spid, etc.  If u bought a GH box.... you can keep it, even if you sell 
the OR-2800.   It will  run anything except a prop pitch.  
  The K7NV  GH  RT-21  is a modified RT-21..but only outputs one DC 
voltage..and uses a big xfmr  for that purpose.   The menu on the RT-21 is a 
snap to use..and really fast to program or tweak.   If your friends are using 
even with different rotors.... it's easy to use their RT-21's..since they all 
operate the same way.  It's now like a  defacto standard  for rotor control
box's.   The customer service  from GH is the best yet.   Mine was the older  
RT-20  [ for the PP].   GH  sent me the new chip  for $25.00   and once
I plugged it in.. presto, it now becomes a RT-21. Took 3 mins  to remove the 
old chip and install the new one.   Not having ramp up/down on any rotor
esp a tic like driving into a brick wall..and hard on any rotor. 

Later... Jim  VE7RF    


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