My friend Tobi DH1TW has developed a new web control of the ARS-USB through a simple and effective web interface. He has used one of the most innovative programming languages known as GO (see golang) developed by Google in 2009.

One of the many advantages of this programming language is that it allows generating code for multiple platforms (GNU / Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X or Windows), which means that you only have to maintain a single source code.

It can be downloaded from the Tobi DH1TW page:

the source code and the binaries already prepared for the different platforms.  

The remoteRotator program in addition to providing a simple and dynamic web interface for the control of the ARS, provides access to the traditional program for managing the ARS: ARSVCOM, so that several ARSVCOM clients and web users can be simultaneously connected.

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Some application ideas that Clark W8TN has available in your Blog and you can visit at:

https://w8tn.blogspot.com.es/

In one of its inputs explains how to put a maneuver command at the foot of the tower and connected to the ARS-USB is used to manage antennas, for example maintenance, from the same base of the tower. The link is here:

https://w8tn.blogspot.com.es/2017/04/modifying-ea4tx-ars-usb-rotor-controller.html

Or in a previous entry (April 14, 2017) describes the complete system to work via moon bounce (EME):

https://w8tn.blogspot.com.es/2017/04/pointing-my-eme-antennas-at-moon.html

Interesting articles that as always Clark has available in his Blog.

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An excellent choice for remote control of the rotator is using an ARS-USB Unit connected to a Raspberry Pi (Aka RsPi). In this way, you do not need a computer 24 hours on.

There is plenty of information on the Internet about the Raspberry Pi, therefore, the scope of this section will not go beyond basic operation and wiring of the RsPi.

Note: RsPi is a minicomputer that runs on Linux.

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After many tests and trials with different inclinometers, we have finally selected one that works 100% fine. From now on, we will have in stock as an option to the ARS-USB, an inclinometer which can be ordered separately. The inclinometer is one of the best options for homemade elevation systems based on an actuator – used in satellite TV. An actuator is a system with endless motor, which allows to manufacture very robust and powerful for elevation systems, and that through this inclinometer will feedback its position to the ARS (0 to 90º) Continue Reading…

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This program displays an azimuthal map projected from the user’s location. It was designed to work with the EA4TX USB-ARS controller.   Continue Reading…

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TurboLog V4.11 (April/2015) has just been released and it supports the ARS-USB controller.

It can be loaded from:
http://www.turbolog.de/downloadtl4.htm

Turbolog4 is shareware and now fully supports the ARS-USB. Rotor Control is fully integrated and can be done either manually or automatically.

Thanks Alwin DJ9KG for an excellent job!

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From the January 11, 2015 the problem to install the driver ARS-USB in Windows 8 – because the driver was not signed – is already solved.

You no longer need more Disabling Driver Signature, as you had to do until now and explained in the FAQs:

Microchip – microcontroller manufacturer – now provides a signed driver for a number of VID & PID. So we changed the VID & PID we used till now (VID: 04D8 & PID: F8E7) to one that is included in the new driver of Microchip (VID: 04D8 & PID: 000A).

Therefore, from the version of ARS-USB V2.3A will use the new driver provided by Microchip.

Users who want to continue using previous versions to V2.3A have to use the driver (not signed) that came before.

All these versions of the driver and firmware ARS-USB are available in the download area:

https://www.ea4tx.com/download/download-ars-software

 

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