[Moon-Net] Elevation Angle Sensor

Sam Jewell jewell at btinternet.com
Wed Nov 9 22:43:08 CET 2016


That will be very interesting. Mine sure doesn't! I might bring it along as well!
Sam


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> On 9 Nov 2016, at 19:45, David Anderson <david at gm4jjj.co.uk> wrote:
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> Sam,
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> 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. 
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> 73
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> David Anderson GM4JJJ
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>> 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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>> Sent from Mail for Windows 10
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>> From: Cowles Andrus III K4EME
>> Sent: Thursday, 10 November 2016 6:41 AM
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>> To: Moon-net
>> 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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