[Moon-Net] Elevation Angle Sensor
jewell at btinternet.com
Wed Nov 9 19:31:20 CET 2016
I should have added that the reading is equally unstable whether using the short Cat 5E cable or a Belkin 50m pre-made 5E cable
There appear to be two types of sensor. The one I have seems to be similar to that in the 'Lidl' digital inclinometers and has very similar 'slow to settle' characteristics.
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> On 9 Nov 2016, at 17:54, Sam Jewell <jewell at btinternet.com> wrote:
> I tried one on recommendation. I was very disappointed at the very slow response. After any elevation change it would take upwards of thirty seconds to show a stable reading. Hopeless for tracking, but maybe OK to indicate the elevation if you don't need to move the antennas very often and the wind isn't moving things around. Fail!
> 73 de Sam, G4DDK
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>> On 9 Nov 2016, at 17:34, Cowles Andrus III K4EME <candrus at mgwnet.com> wrote:
>> There has been many discussions on Moonnet on elevation angle sensors.
>> I was thinking about getting the Machine DRO Model ME-AN-REM-PEN to give me some elevation feedback on my small dish during overcast conditions.
>> Part # 5055396108576
>> This unit come with what looks like a 3 foot Ethernet cable, and appears to have a RJ45 M type connector on each end.
>> I was wondering if it would be possible to use a 80 foot cable with this sensor?
>> Has anyone used this sensor, and if so, how well does it work?
>> Price is low so it make me wonder.
>> Thank you & 73!
>> Cowles K4EME
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