[aprssig] Rotor control

Ron Tonneson ron.tonneson at gmail.com
Mon Jun 19 12:40:03 CDT 2006


Idiom Press sells rotor control boards that have a serial interface: 

Ron - K0QVF

scott at opentrac.org wrote:
> Someone on the Yahoo APRS list was asking about using APRS to control a
> rotor and track a station automatically for ATV.  Does APRSdos do this?  I
> thought I heard something about APRSdos and rotor control.
> Second, is there any sort of serial interface standard for rotor
> controllers?  If not, then what's most common?  If there's anything out
> there with a relatively simple interface, it wouldn't be hard to add rotor
> tracking to the Tracker2.  It's already got the math needed to calculate
> distance and bearing, so it wouldn't take much code to have it send rotor
> control commands to the second serial port to track a designated station.
> Scott
> N1VG
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