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Yaesu G-5500 Ground Rail Fault & Better Voltage Drop Fix

Adam’s Yaesu G-5500 stopped working 🙁

Meter lamps came on, but non responsive otherwise.

An open circuit diode was found, D3, so no 0V GND rail existed.
Easy to find using an ordinary DMM.

A better method of eliminating the voltage drop problem across R10 20 ohm 5W resistor (that feeds +12V to the External Control connector) was suggested by … Read more...

Fixing Yaesu G 5550 13V External Control Rail Voltage Drop

Adam looks at why the 13V rail appearing on the Yaesu G-5500’s External Control connector drops so much when a Rotator Controller board and 5.0″ Nextion are powered off this rail.

The rear of the Yaesu controller has an ‘External Control’ port, intended to connect to a computer interface.

 

 

The 13V rail for powering external equipment is only … Read more...

Yaesu G-5500 K3NG Rotator Controller Board

A Yaesu G-5500 (etc)  rotator controller project based on Anthony Good’s popular K3NG rotator controller.

This project features a Teensy 3.2 microcontroller and Nextion Enhanced HMI user interface.

• Az analogue potentiometer input
• El analogue potentiometer input
• Four NO push-button switch inputs with pull-ups available
• Teensy I/O pins available via pads
• 100 x 50 mm… Read more...

Universal K3NG Rotator Controller System

Update 11-Feb-2021:

• NX8048K035 5.0″ Firmware Update

 

A universal rotator controller project based on Anthony Good’s popular K3NG rotator controller.

This project features a Teensy 3.2 microcontroller and Nextion Enhanced HMI with custom user interface.

• Yaesu G-800DXA (and G-1000-DXA, G-2800-DXA) azimuth rotator control

• Yaesu G-800DXA (and G-1000-DXA, G-2800-DXA) PWM speed voltage output

• Az analogue potentiometer … Read more...

K3NG Rotator Controller Nextion Development

It’s not everyday you come across a project from somebody else that is well documented, relatively easy to pick up and work with, and, has the ability to customise it to your hearts content!

The K3NG rotator controller is one such project.  Ideal for anyone wanting to interface their rotators/positioners with a PC for, say, tracking satellites and/or EME.

The … Read more...

Degrees Symbol for K3NG Rotator Controller Nextion – 2

The K3NG rotator controller is extremely well supported by the author, Anthony Good, K3NG.

Since the last bug report, one issue, easily overlooked by those not entirely familiar with the Nextion display,  has been identified that can easily cause grief,

Along with creating fonts with iso-8859-1 encoding, make sure when setting up your Nextion HMI project in the Nextion Editor, … Read more...