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Author Topic: Full control for the SteppIR antennas (rotor & SDA100 controller)  (Read 3147 times)
YO3DMU
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« on: June 13, 2011, 02:30:16 AM »

The PstRotatorAz program provides full control for the SteppIR antenas (rotor & SDA100 controller), inclusive remote control over IP.
You can download and test it from: http://www.qsl.net/yo3dmu/index_Page346.htm
 
- Use a null modem cable between PC and the DATA-OUT SteppIR connector.
- Set the serial port: Communication / SteppIR COM Port.
- Check Setup / SteppIR Controller.
- A "SteppIR Controller" window will be opened. From there you have all the control over the SteppIR controller.
 
For remote over IP operation:
- You have to install the same PstRotatorAz in both remote and base station locations.
- Set Communication/TCP Client to the base station.
- Configure the IP address for Client, and the Ports for both Server and Client.
At the remote site can be used a serial server, not only a PC.
 
Any feedback or ideea for improvement is wellcome.
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YO3DMU
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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2011, 05:03:17 AM »

At this moment the PstRotatorAz program knows:
- to control the antenna rotator
- to control the SteppIR SDA controller
- remote control over TCP/IP for both rotator and SteppIR SDA controller. In the remote site could be not only a PC running PstRotatorAz as server, but also a serial server (Ethernet to RS232 converter).
- full support for the Win-Test and N1MM contest loggers - PstRotatorAz receives the UDP messages from Win-Test or N1MM, and uses the azimuth and frequency information to control the rotator and the SteppIR SDA controller.
- bi-directionality mode for rotor control when the SteppIR antenna is in Bi-Dir mode. For example, if antenna is on 80 deg and the new direction is 270 deg, antenna will be rotated to 90 deg, and not to 270 deg.
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