Rotator

This is the user guide for the Rotator application.

What does the Rotator application do?
This program was written to provide better support in Ham Radio Deluxe and the associated satellite tracking software. The main meatures are: Support f...
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Rotator display
The same display is used for all rotators: In the example above you see the software connected to an AMSAT IF-100 rotator which supports both azimuth an...
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Connecting
To connect the program to your rotator: Make sure all cables are correctly inserted, Start your computer, Start this program Select the correct r...
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Selecting a bearing (azimuth or beam heading)
Select a bearing by either: Entering a callsign – the HRD countries file is used to locate the latitude and longitude for the country. Selecting a coun...
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Map formats
Two map formats are currently supported: Mercator – an aspect ratio of 2:1, and Great Circle – created from the Mercator image. A great circle map You ...
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Displaying tracks
In the Mercator map you can display the signal track and bearing at the current cursor position by selecting Show Track from the Rotator toolbar. Cont...
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DDE support
Supported Format The program contains a DDE client which accepts DDE data in the Nova and Orbitron formats from external programs such as HRD Satellite Tr...
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Logfile
The logfile contains all diagnostic information. For full diagnostics make sure the Full Diagnostics option is selected. Use the Text Viewer option to d...
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Options
Appearance Select Appearance from the Tools menu. Skin As you have already seen in other Ham Radio Deluxe programs you can select a skin and display the...
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