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Thread: Open Source Antenna Tracker, here!

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    Open Source Antenna Tracker, here!

    Hello To all,

    I just post in rcgroups an announcement in regard to my latest project, I want it to do it here also.

    I don't want to repeat the post, if you want you can read it here http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...0#post21594443

    In short, I use some code available online, had the help of Dennis Frie and wrote two sketches for the Arduino environment that will allow us to use a Open Source Antenna Tracker.

    The possibilities are good, we can add voltage(s), rssi, build a ground station around it with an lcd giving the Lat, Long, Altitude, voltages, rssi, etc. Design some audible warnings (low voltage, low rssi, etc).

    You are all invited to try it and help to develop it.

    Here it is:
    http://code.google.com/p/opendiyantracker/


    EDIT.
    Forgot to add that this is a BETA software, version 01a.
    Last edited by jalves; 12th May 2012 at 04:22 PM. Reason: Beta software

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    Nice work man! I'll post on rcgroups with more questions

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    RF link bench test, V01b
    (checksum test added)


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    Update:

    Alpha version in action:

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    Analog Antenna Tracker

    Here's an analog one




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    just sold a couple of these tracker-boards on eBay so there would be more Youtube reviews on it hopefully.
    Last edited by RC-Concepts; 24th September 2018 at 08:37 AM.

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    I have modify the code and make it not time sensitive to the system time. The data decode not very sensitive to the running time. and you can do Lcd and other thing in the code right now. I will test in the field and let you guys posted. Also fix some bug in the code. for example, when the home altitude is not zero, the tile will not point to zero.

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    Hello bnn,

    what changes did you make?

    Can you share that changes with us?

    Did you try the opendiyAT code in the field?

    And the modified code?

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    Yes I test the OpenDIYat at the filed, If I use you code. update is slow, and I got a lot of error pack, so I would like to say, it is not successful for me. I will upload the code here with two version. version one, is using the FSK software modem.(more fast and less error pack, and not time sensitive). version 2:using the hardware modem(update rate much faster and no error). my setup is using a 180 servo and geared up to 360. tilt is 90. there is still a bug in the code. when you are high then 1000 meter Altitude, the decode is wrong. I will fix it later.

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    Strange, I don't get many mismatches when in the field, but I never fly to far/high nowadays.

    Can't wait to see the modified code and test it in the rc field.

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