IP based pan-tilt rotator for microwave dish & camera
I hope I can find some answers here for what I am wanting to build - your input/thoughts are welcome.
Just like most WISPs, from time to time we need to fix & add & re-aim & upgrade remote located tower microwave communication systems.
Soooo, I'm wanting to build an IP based rotator/tilt system that is strong enough to mount some or all of the following below:
1, Hi-gain dish tight beam long-distance dish
2, IP zoom camera (so that I can visually see where the dish is pointed)
3, additional optional devices could also include
3-a, very bright tight-beam light (so that the distant far side might be able to see where my equipment is located and provide a reference point to aim the remote equipment my equipment
3-b, a low-cost small laser (same function as 3-a , but for more distant locations where the 3-a light might not be seen)
3-c, a 30 degree sector antenna (this would be an and/or to the hi-gain dish antenna depending on what the pan-tile system can support)
3-d , a metal ground rod (something like a 102 inch steel whip CB antenna - for lightning strikes if/when they happen)
I know I can pretty much forget about camera pan-tilt systems because they can't support the weight.
I suspect there are some existing ham radio solutions for an IP based pan-tilt rotator that do have the ability to hold most or all of the above and be able to sustain the outdoor tower environments.
North Idaho Tom Jones