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Posted by Duane C. Johnson on August 29, 2006, 12:25 am
 
Hi Matt;


 > just a idea , would a satellite dish polo mount
 > be any good for this i know u wouldn't get the
 > elevation tracking so much but you get the AZ

I forgot to add the pictures of some of these mounts:
http://www.redrok.com/led3xassm.htm#taylor
http://www.redrok.com/led3xassm.htm#wylan
http://www.redrok.com/led3xassm.htm#flores
http://www.redrok.com/led3xassm.htm#volvo

 > matt

Duane

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Posted by John Dunkley on August 29, 2006, 12:55 am
 
I am using a Ham radio antenna rotator with good effect.

JD
VK5JE



Posted by Duane C. Johnson on August 29, 2006, 7:48 am
 Hi John;

John Dunkley wrote:

 > I am using a Ham radio antenna rotator with good effect.

What circuitry are you using to drive these?

Here are a few pictures of my experimental
antenna rotator tracking mounts at a solar demo:
http://www.redrok.com/electron.htm#mrea2003trackers
http://www.redrok.com/images/mrea2003a.jpg

http://www.redrok.com/electron.htm#mrea2003ledtv1b
http://www.redrok.com/images/mrea2003b.jpg

http://www.redrok.com/electron.htm#mrea2003ledtv1c
http://www.redrok.com/images/mrea2003c.jpg

This tracker is based on a 2 phase AC drive.
All in all It was much to complicated.

My new solution is to replace the original 2 phase
AC motor with a DC gear motor. Much easier to do.

 > JD
 > VK5JE

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