[WriteLog] Rotor Control

joeduerbusch k0bx at arrl.net
Thu Feb 12 12:11:15 EST 2015

Hi Gary for your comments.  The Antenna to this Azimuth works fine, I also
setup a short-cut key with the "Grave" key to turn the rotor.  I am using a
RotorE-Z board inside the HamIV control box.
On my website I even wrote a VB program to turn the rotor.
When I type in a beamheading, such as 109, hit enter, I just get a beep
from windows.  So thanks again I will continue trying.

Joe K0BX

On Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 5:03 AM, Gary AL9A <al9a at mtaonline.net> wrote:

> Joe,
> My bad, the new functionality of "Radio/Antenna to this azimuth" for
> numbers 0 through 359 in the CALL field was added in V11.22, not 11.24.  I
> didn't have to do anything to activate this function.  The Help manual
> includes the following:
> "Turn Antenna to the azimuth indicated by the call sign in the current
> Entry Window. If the "call sign" is digits indicating a number from 0
> through 359, then that number is taken to be the desired rotator azimuth.
> This menu entry is disabled (gray) if WriteLog does not detect antenna
> control software installed."
> Check the WL menu selections at the top of the screen.  Under the Radio
> menu item there should be an entry "Antenna to this Azimuth".  Per the help
> item above, if this selection is grayed out WL is not detecting your
> antenna control software.  It recognized my Green Heron RT-21, which at
> that time was configured to drive a Create Design rotor.  That rotor has
> since died and I will not be able to replace it with the new Alpha-Spid I
> have sitting under the desk until later this spring.  I have reconfigured
> the RT-21 to work with the Alpha-Spid and did a bench test, but forgot to
> check if the WL azimuth function would work as before.  But, since it
> worked previously, I'm sure it will work again once the rotor is installed.
> 73,
> Gary AL9A
> -----Original Message----- From: joeduerbusch
> Sent: February 11, 2015 4:26 PM
> To: writelog at contesting.com
> Subject: [WriteLog] Rotor Control
> I have been using Rotor Control for a long time and it works just fine.
> But :
> Also the latest WL version, 11.24J, contains a new feature for antenna
> azimuth.  If the call field is empty just type in a number less than 360
> and
> hit Enter.  WL will begin turning the antenna to that direction without
> needing a call in the CALL field.  Great feature when doing S&P and only
> get
> a partial or marginal copy on the call, but enough to recognize the general
> direction of where the beam should be pointed.
> 73,
> Gary AL9A
> I have tried this after updating to version 11.24j and restarting WL but no
> luck getting it to work.
> Is there something else I need to do??
> Joe K0BX
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