BLOG 11 – Firmware Update for 12PRSAT System

New Firmware Updates Since the initial release of the PR12SAT Portable Az/El Rotor system, we have been fixing software bugs, adding / improving Features and reliability improvements to the control electronics.  Updates were made to both the Hand Controller firmware and the Motor Control unit firmware. Many of the fixes came from operating faults found by our early adopters and …

BLOG 10: Capacitor field Upgrade available

BLOG 10: Capacitor field Upgrade available We found that the motor noise filter scheme used in the first production models is not as robust as we had thought.  The Elevation motor and optical sensor output signal travel through a 36 inch cable between enclosures.  This allows for greater inductive coupling of motor induced noise into the Optical sensor signal. Early …

BLOG 9 – Contact Information

Thanks to a recent post, I have noticed that the ‘Contact’ page is not showing up on the web site.  Until I get that fixed here it is: Sales Email:  sales@portablerotation.com Support Email:  support@portablerotation.com My Email:  N7IPY@portablerotation.com Phone: (800) 366-9216 Mailing Address:  4010 Foothills Blvd Ste 103 #118, Roseville CA  95747

BLOG 8 – Parts are Due in any Day now!

BLOG 8 – Parts are Due in any Day now The long awaited parts are due in early this week for the Az/El and All Weather single axis rotor units.  It’s been a long wait but it will be worth it for the much higher quality part.  By the end of the week we should have most if not all …

BLOG 7 – Back from the Shows

Ham Shows are over for a while, and it’s back to work.  It was a big push for Dayton this year and as soon as we got back we started getting ready for the SeaPac Ham Convention.  We got back Monday this week. So an update on the pending Az/El Rotor systems:  As we told everyone that ordered the Az/El …

BLOG 6 – At Dayton 2016

Here we are at Dayton 2016, the booth is set up and we are ready for the many-many HAMs, I think.  It is always fun to see all the new equipment and new ‘toys’ that I would like to add to my home and Portable Stations, and talk to the many hams and what part of the hobby they are …

BLOG 5 – Development

When we started the Az/El project about 11 months ago, I actually thought the development would go a lot faster.  Being the primary designer for the electrical part of the project, I had a number of design criteria I wanted to keep for the company products with one of the primary features being to keep the control cable to 4 …

Blog 4 – A Few AzEl Rotor System Specs

While our customers wait for the product release of the Az/El Rotor System I thought I would provide a few specifications regarding the systems features. Key Features Nominal Az/El rotation speed of 1RPM, or 5 degrees/Second 3 button user interface with back light 2×8 character LCD and 2 Notification LEDs on the Hand Held Controller. Full +/- 540 degree Azimuth …

What’s Inside the Ultra-Portable Rotor System?

If you are curious about what’s under the covers of the Ultra-Portable Rotor System Model 12PR1A but don’t want to open the enclosures voiding your 1 year limited warrant, read on.  You might wonder why we would discuss the inner workings of the device and give away design specifics?  Well we really aren’t as you can always open yours up …

Portable Rotation News

Welcome to the new web site, launched to coincide with Dayton 2016.  The new web site should make it easier for our customers to order products and learn of product capabilities and use. Along with the new web site, we are announcing 2 new products: The Portable Rotation 2 Axis 12Volt Portable Az/El Rotor system; 12PRSAT.  It is being launched …