Antenna Rotator System
The Antenna Rotator System is an universal rotor interface available since 1996.
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ARS-USB Rotor controller
The ARS-USB (Antenna Rotator System) is the easiest and highest performance Universal Interface for handling your Antenna Rotor. You’ll be able to control your Antenna Rotor from your computer. Connecting the ARS-USB to your PC via a USB Port and later to your Rotator is easy. Within a few minutes, you will be able to point your antennas from your computer automatically.
There are 2 models available:
- Azimuth (1 motor)
- Azimuth & Elevation (2 motors)
So order the model according to your preferences.
ARS-USB_PST – Prosistel controller
This is a special version based on the ARS-USB that was re-designed to be used as a rotor controller (or replacement) by Prosistel rotators (or any rotor that use multi-turn potentiometer).
It includes the same features as the standard ARS-USB but new extras as:
- Soft start and stop via a PWM. It allows to have a soft starting/stopping ramp.
- It detects if the potentiometer is out of range and will prevent any accidental problem with the antenna coax. Any problem with the potentiometer is detected.
- It will check when the rotation motion is activated, that the rotor feedback position changes.
- If the motor is jammed by any reason, an alarm will be displayed and the appointment will stop. The user will be noticed.
All those watch-dog systems (and some more included) will prevent to generate a problem if the potentiometer is damaged by any cause (any wire broken, moisture, a wrong cable connection, etc).
ARS-USB – cables
Optional cables for use with Yaesu controllers
MiniDIN: Yaesu controllers DXA, SDA Series with minIDIN connector
DIN8: Yaesu Azimuth & Elevation controllers with DIN connector
Inclinometer for Elevation
This inclinometer is a valuable option for elevation motors.
It allows manufacturing an elevation motor from such an actuator (TV). The inclinometer provides a very reliable feedback return that may be used by the ARS-USB (or similar interfaces) to determine the elevation of the antennas.
It can also be employed for use with a standard elevation motor, using as reference the inclinometer to the ARS-USB.
It’s excellent technical features at a reasonable price are ideal for applications requiring a reliable targeting solution.
The ARS-Shield is a board that can be plugged on a Arduino adding the capability to interface with a rotor. It’s compatible with K3NG rotator controller.
The ARS-Shield PCB doesn’t include components neither the Arduino module.
As an option you have also available an enclosure with LCD and 4 keys buttons: