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[vdr] Re: Rotor plugin
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> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of
> Sameer Khosla
> Sent: Saturday, May 08, 2004 8:11 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: [vdr] Re: Rotor plugin
> Yes, I just thought of that about an hour ago and starting
> digging through
> the code and made those changes, just before I saw this email
> now. I also
> hardcoded a frequency value that was common to the 5 birds I
> am trying to
> track. I should have mentioned earlier that I am using a
> circular lnb.
> The signal meters now display proper signal information. I
> am able to
> track in on the two closest satellites right now, and an
> working on the
> fringe ones.
> A couple of questions.
> The 4 boxes under the two signal bars - what do they represent?
Here a short description of some commands:
Drive East : starts driving the rotor eastwards
Drive West : starts driving the rotor west
Halt : stopps any movement of the rotor
Recalc (xx) : recalculates all stored positions according to the
Goto xx : rotor drives to the position number xx
Store xx : the current position will be stored to position number xx
XX Steps East: rotor moves XX steps eastwards
XX Steps West: rotor moves XX steps westwards
If you want to use the gotoXX.X funtion you have to select the satellite
you want to aim to (e.g. "S61.5 - Echostar 3") and then press OK. But
this can, of course, only work, when the right values for longitude and
latitude are configured in the setup menu. These values must be in tenth
of degree. So instead of 43 and 79 the working values should be for
example 430 (43.0) and 790 (79.0).
Frequency & Symbolrate: Here you can select a frequency, polarization
(by pressing left/right) and symbolrate you want to tune to (by pressing
OK) and see what signal-strength you get there. To this transponder will
also be tuned to, after the commands like store, goto , drive east, ...
> The gotoXX.X function, which I believe is implemented, so if
> I choose 61.5W
> on the rotor screen, it attempts to turn the rotor 61.5
> degrees to the west,
> even though I have configured longitude as 79 in the rotor
> config. From my
> location orbital position 61.5W is actually East of me, not west.
> rotor.AdressByte = 49
> rotor.DVB-Karte = 0
> rotor.EastWest = 0
> rotor.Latitude = 43
> rotor.Longitude = 79
> rotor.SouthNorth = 0
> rotor.Wiederholen = 0
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