Just received my rotator control unit an ERC-M unit only got the USB option I do wonder if the Lan option might be handy as well.
What I would like when Lynn gets the time is the ability to follow a station and have the rotator system track that station.
For me this is mainly for use with Lynn’s habitat to APRS system for tracking balloons. But also ships in the channel. But it’s obviously useful for tracking anything moving.
So whats needed is a rotator port type the usual TCP/IP, USB, Com.
The software already does bearing so elevation added. Following a station with rotator enabled auto tracks that station.
My control box uses Yaesu GS232A and B protocols which seem standard across various rotators and software
Yaesu GS232 A and B
The only difference in A and B is the format how a position is returned from the ERC
Note 1): This command was added by the Dual-AZ protocol by VE2DX and used to drive 2 AZ-rotators with a 2-axis interface
Command to ERC Description Returned from ERC
A Stop rotation azimuth
B (in GS232A-mode) Request position elevation +0eee
B (in GS232B-mode) Request position elevation EL=eee
C (in GS232A-mode) Request position azimuth +0aaa<cr>
C (in GS232B-mode) Request position azimuth AZ=aaa
C2 (in GS232A-mode) Request position azimuth + elevation +0aaa+0eee
C2 (in GS232B-mode) Request
position azimuth + elevation AZ=aaa
D Rotate DOWN or CCW 2nd axis
E Stop rotation elevation
L Rotate CCW 1st axis
Maaa Rotate azimuth to aaa
MBeee 1) Rotate elevation to eee
R Rotate CW 1st axis
S Stops rotation both axis
U Rotate UP or CW 2nd axis
Waaa eee Rotate azimuth to aaa and Rotate elevation to eee
I think A,B,C,E,M and MB, I don’t see a need for D,L,R,S,U