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Re: antenna positioning

I think he also had a photograph of a Gray code angle encoder that we
could duplicate.  There is no reason for miniaturization when steering
antennas of such a large size.  Even a photographic master six inches in
diameter using LED's would work just fine. Cliff K7RR

On Fri, 12 Jan 2001, Rob Janssen wrote:

> (optical encoders)
> ON6UG did this over a decade ago...  maybe you can find some of his papers
> in old AMSAT papers or magazines.  He used standard rotators and only
> incremental encoders (which he kept powered and connected to up/down counters
> all the time)
> Much simpler and much less expensive than absolute encoders.
> Rob
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