Rotor-Interface


SWISSLOG supports the following Rotor Interfaces:

Configure the Rotor Interface

Before you can use the Rotor the Interface has to be configured. From the main menu select

Options Rotor-Interface

 

NOTE: You can also enter the end position manually and press Enter.

Some Rotor Interfaces are directly controlled via a Com-Port. Press this button to select the Com-Port and set the Speed an other options.

Check which bands are handled by this rotor (none checked = ALL bands). The "Turn antenna" function implemented in the QSO Entry, DX Cluster windows or Band Maps will only work if transceiver is tuned in any of the selected bands (transceiver control must be started).

For some Interfaces you need software drivers or programs provided by the manufacturer of the Rotor. Enter the location of the program in this field or press the Search button. (i.e.: ARSWIN.EXE for EA4TX ARS-LPT, LPROTOR.EXE for LP-Rotor, PSTROTATOR.EXE or PSTROTATORAZ.EXE for PSTRotator, etc).

Configuring PstRotator

PstRotator offers lots of excellent features for only 20 and it's a perfect complement for Swisslog! PstRotator is available in 2 versions (Swisslog supports both versions):

You can handle up to 4 rotors! (4 program instances working at once). Swisslog provides a very useful feature: it will automatically select the rotor according the band tuned on your transceiver! You only need to set the bands supported by each rotor and the transceiver control must be configured and started.

Configuring a single rotor:

Configuring Rotor 2 to 4:

Rotor Control Window

A small window is available which allows you to control the Rotor manually. From the main menu select

View Rotor-Interface

If the Rotor supports also Elevation you can also control the vertical rotor. Press on of the direction button to start the motion in the corresponding direction. Press the center button to stop the motion.

You can also enter the end position manually and press the turn button.

Azimuth Indicator

A window is available as azimuth indicator. It's resizable and it offers different features whether a rotor interface is used or not. From the main menu select View | Azimuth Indicator.

If using a rotor interface it has the following features:

It will look like this:

If no rotor interface is used, it will display the bearing of the current station entered in the QSO Entry window. The window title will display the azimuth and also the long path bearing:



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Last modified: 09 jul. 2020