[Moon-Net] Spid and Alfa Spid rotators

Don Moman VE6JY ve6jy.1 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 7 17:06:59 CEST 2021


Utter nonsense.  The name merely indicates who sold them, the product is
all manufactured by SPID Poland.

On Wed, Apr 7, 2021 at 7:26 AM Keith Bainbridge via Moon-net <
moon-net at mailman.pe1itr.com> wrote:

> Just a comment from me.
> I’ve owned an Alfa Spid RAS for several years and it always lost its
> position, once wrapping the coax twice around the mast before it snapped.
> I changed to a 18vdc supply and all the problems went away.
> Calibration is a once every few months check.
> I now also own a Spid ( not the Alfa Spid ) Big Ras/HR, driving a 3 mtr
> mesh dish and the motor runs on the 26vdc supply and the controller on a
> 16vdc supply, both homebrew.
> No problems at all so far .
> I’ve been told many times that the Alfa Spid is a copy and isn’t as
> reliable as the genuine Spid, whether thats true or not I don’t know, but
> both mine are doing what I want them to do.
> I did consider the Green Heron controller as we use several of them at our
> radio club, but so far the originals are behaving well.
> I suppose there are good and bad ones out there :(
> Cheers
> Keith
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> Keith Bainbridge
> VK6KB / VK6EME
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