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DK7UY - Remotecontrol
 
Station layout
 
 

Station layout for remote (Wlan/Lan) operation on 160m to 6m, all digital modes and CW
 
 
Description
 

Well, ask 10 hams about remote controlling a radio-station you may get 25 different opinions ;-)
After some thinking about a reliable, homebuilt set-up, the following criteria came up:

- There should be one Windows PC taking control of everything in the shack, and it may not run continuously, but started via Wake-On-LAN (WOL) on demand
- The 230V/12V power-supplies and any other switch On/Off units as well as Antenna switching / rotating should be controlled by the PC
- Every unit should be interfaced via a RS232-Bus except the rotor interface by parallel bus (This is simply the easiest way for me to do the necessary programming in
  C++ language)
- KISS (Keep It Super Simple) for the hardware construction

To be continued ...

 
 
Power-switch
 

Controlled via RS232-Bus, this homebrew equipment switches six different 230V circuits like 12V power-supplies, rotor-control, etc. Automatic and manual switching is possible.
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Antennaswitch
 

Controlled via RS232-Bus, this homebrew equipment switches between seven different antennas. Automatic and manual switching is possible.
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Rotorinterface
 

Connected to the PC via Centronics-Interface (Printerport) this homebrew equipment, based on the EA4TX design, controlles the HAM-4 antenna rotor.
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