Antenna tracker or pointer....calling GPS robotics, UAV and R/C guys...


I want to build a system that can point a directional antenna to a known set of GPS coordinates, because if the base unit with the antenna knows it GPS location and then can have the know data of another directional antenna's GPS coordinated either via Google Earth File or a spread sheet or long/lat's or via another method....also I would like this system to be able to track a UAV or R/C plane/copter as the DIY antenna trackers do as I have seen on R/C forums and You-tube.

the initial request is what I desire first....I want to go out into a field and set up this tripod mounted Pan/tilt mechanism with mounted directional antenna(s) and point it to the closest fix antenna of known coordinates, automatically.

here is a you tube link for something along the line of what the base unit is and would look like:

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and


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and

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Nice links Frollard.
Re-design6 years ago
Your links don't work for me. It takes me to a yahoo search and I have no idea which one it is .