[Moon-Net] Elevation Angle Sensor

David Anderson david at gm4jjj.co.uk
Wed Nov 9 20:45:36 CET 2016


Sam,

I will bring mine to the GMRT this weekend and let you try it, it seems to
settle straight away on a brief test on my bench today.

73

David Anderson GM4JJJ

On Wed, 9 Nov 2016 at 19:06, Simon Lewis <gm4plm at hotmail.com> wrote:

> I have used one of these on my VHF array.
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> I extended the cable using screened CAT cable to the shack – about 30m
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> While I was happy with the display itself but the thing was an exercise in
> frustration.
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> It does not like high RF fields and no matter what I did in screening the
> thing in a box, screened cables etc, earthing – it would loose display on
> TX.
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> On 144 this was ok as I just moved the array in rx.
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> Sometimes this RF problem would ‘wipe’ the readout position and I would
> have to drop the elevator to 0 deg and reset the EL read out.
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> I went back to use my pulse counter on the screwjack – much more reliable.
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> YMMV but mines in a box unused now
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> Cheers
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> Simon
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> *From: *Cowles Andrus III K4EME <candrus at mgwnet.com>
> *Sent: *Thursday, 10 November 2016 6:41 AM
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> *To: *Moon-net <moon-net at mailman.pe1itr.com>
> *Subject: *[Moon-Net] Elevation Angle Sensor
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> There has been many discussions on Moonnet on elevation angle sensors.
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> 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.
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> Part # 5055396108576
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> This unit come with what looks like a 3 foot Ethernet cable, and appears
> to have a RJ45 M type connector on each end.
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> I was wondering if it would be possible to use a 80 foot cable with this
> sensor?
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> Has anyone used this sensor, and if so, how well does it work?
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> Price is low so it make me wonder.
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> Thank you & 73!
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> Cowles K4EME
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