Positioner for controling 2 X Actuator Motors

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Hi,
I am looking after a positioner or receiver (to use as a positioner) that can control 2 X Actuator Motors (E-W Actuator & Elevation Actuator).

Thanks for any idea.
 

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#2
Apart from professional equipment used by downlink operators, the only receiver I know of that has two positioners is the Technomate TM5500DAPCI.

The downside is that one of the 'positioners' is for controlling a Diseqc motor, but maybe a Vbox could be used here. Don't know if the receiver software for controlling this output (Diseqc - VBox) would allow this though.

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My Echostar SR8700 analogue positioner receiver has an AGC output that can be used to control a separate unit for inclined orbit motors.

Never seen such a unit myself though.

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Hmm... interesting. Not sure what the owner used for operating the second actuator. Maybe software in the d-box?

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#8
I think you're getting close with the Drake 2000xt, this apparently has an inclined orbit tracking facility.

Don't know the receiver though, so can't help much there.

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One option is to use 2 V-boxes in series so that each hears the same diseqc command simultaneously from the receiver.

Receiver---vbox1---vbox2----LNB.
h**p://www.vetrun.com/forums/showthread.php?p=18691

Otherwise I would recommend a Chaparral Monterey 140 analogue receiver with 2x 36V positioners built-in. You can then control the receiver via a PC.
h**p://www.satellite-calculations.com/Monterey140/MC140SW.htm
 

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Rittberg said:
Take a look to the backside of the Drake Earth Station Receiver ESR 1824, for what are all these connectors ?
Hard to tell from that picture. Depending on the specifications for motor 4 (m1, m2, pulse, gnd) or 7/8 if two positioners built-in.

Mechanical polarizer will be another 3 (+5V, gnd, skew).

Possibly 0/12V will be 1.

Ferritie polarizer will be another 2 (current, gnd - I think!).

The Drake 2000XT came with 1 built-in 36V positioner and another separate inclined orbit add-on - see pic.

The Monterey 140 had 2 positioners, ferrite, mechanical polarizers, and 0/12V - see pic.
 

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Anyone speak Russian? This article seems to be about dual axis positioners. The pics include a Drake and Pansat both of which have 2x 36V and a professional Research Concepts dual-axis controller:

h**p://www.telesputnik.ru/archive/23/article/46.html

A close up pic of the Drake add-on here:
h**p://www.rlocman.ru/shem/shem-cache.html?di=7562
 

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Click here for a translation of that page of Russian. Perhaps it may help you.
 
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