ROTATOR using WIFI without cables

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by AH6TX, Jun 12, 2019.

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  1. WA7F

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    So other than saving some cash on control cable what is the benefit of wireless controllers? I think this applies to the SteppIR or the wireless rotor control that the OP asked about.

    A guy can buy a bunch of control cable for the $800 price tag. Now if it’s good for 1000’ or more maybe it would payoff.
  2. KV6O

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    For something called "wireless", we sure got a lotta wires....
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  3. KA9JLM

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    It can be done. But the cost is not so cheap.

    Running a wire would be a lot cheaper.

    Most DC shorted antennas will be a short at 60 Hz also, You can end up with other problems.
  4. KB2FCV

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    you're already running antenna cable up there.. why complicate things and add significant cost.. just run the control cable too and be done with it.
  5. KU4X

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    Wireless: It's the destination..not the way we get there! :D

  6. N4GKS

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    Batteries on tower.
  7. N4UP

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    When I consider using new technology I ask a fundamental question, does using the new technology add value or not. Value might be simplicity, cost, reliability, etc. I would never use a technology just because it is there. Seems like so much today is about solutions looking for problems instead of the other way around. That said, if a wifi link adds value and has no downside, okay then.

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