DIY SATNOGS Satellite Tracker

I’ve recently finished building a satellite traker based on SATNOGS satellite tracker. The automated tracker uses an Arduino to control a pair of stepper motors that move two cross-yagi antennas (VHF and UHF).

DIY SATNOGS satellite tracker

The Arduino receives satellite’s azimuth and elevation info using the tracking software Gpredict. Hamlib is then used to establish a link between the computer and Arduino through USB connection via EasyComm III protocol. The tracker uses two A4988 stepper motor driver, and two geared stepper motors. A weatherproof metal box is used as a case, and rubber seals prevent water from entering.

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© Anthony Urbano | Manila, Philippines

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2 thoughts on “DIY SATNOGS Satellite Tracker”

    1. I used motors from an old photocopying machine. I then paired up the motors with gearbox of an old drill.

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