[vdr] Request for rotor integration to vdr
Timothy D. Lenz
tlenz at vorgon.com
Thu Jun 24 20:18:14 CEST 2010
On 6/24/2010 1:37 AM, Luca Olivetti wrote:
> It's a really simple out of tree module, you don't need to hack the
> kernel, just to compile the module and insmod it.
> It hasn't caused me any problem in the many years I have used it.
> BTW, the module uses a parallel port, and since these are becoming
> difficult to find, I wrote another, unreleased, one that uses a serial
> port (even an usb to serial adapter should work).
> Of course I'm not (still) using it in production, so it's not as tested
> as the one using the parallel port.
I looked on mine and while it doesn't have a port on the back, it does
have a header on the board. If intel had their way, there'd be not
floppy, parallel or serial ports on any new board :(. With a serial
port, the data stream could be brought out to parallel giving you 8 pins.
> Well, yes, but I'm cheap and I preferred to spend 5€ in components
> tucked inside the computer instead of buying a 100€ v-box, have another
> box laying around and having less control over the whole positioning
I'm cheap too, that's why I'm thinking about home made rotors moving
cone antennas made of foam covered with foil and maybe fiberglass. Light
so a faster rotor could be made, and 2-3 of those should be cheaper then
an array of dishes, lnb's and switches. Plus cone antennas they say
don't have the rain fade problem. Only problem I might run into is I
want to do C-band also and while for Ku the cones end up being smaller
then a dish, I'm hearing that to make it work on in c-band, the length
is measured in yards instead of inches. We'll see.
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