SPID, type BIG-RAS/HR Azimuth & Elevation Rotor


BIG-RAS/HR, Connection HALL Sensors

SPID HIGH RESOLUTION ROTOR for Azimuth and Elevation
RESOLUTION: 0.1 Degree !

This SPID set, BIG-RAS/HR and MD-01 is a high persision (track) rototator system
Rotor Controller MD-01 has many functions which can be configured by the user, a Dual Voltage power supply PS-01 is available and a switcher for external devices

The BIG-RAS/HR rotor is a two engine rotor which has installed two position sensors (transsmision 0,0058 degree on impulse) counting will be 0,1 degree on impulse.

New firmware version available for MD-0X with build in SUN and MOON track option.
(No need to connect PC to the controller ! )
If you want to test this Beta version (free) , please let us know by mail: sales@rfhamdesign.com

6 Meter DISH with BIG-RAS/HR installed

To control the rotor through the MD-01 driver module you need 4-core control cable (4*1.5mm2) to control the AZ & EL engines and 8-core to detect the positions sensors.

* BIG-RAS/HR will handle Big systems arry's, dishes up to 6 Meter !!
(Close up picture elevated DISH )
Note: For smooth Elevation rotation it is recommended to add counterweights to this section to creare balance

Heavy duty antenna mounting bracket

The BIG-RAS/HR rotator can be mount on a pipe of max. 68mm.
Max. diameter pipe for elevation is 51mm
A XXL Heavy Duty mounting bracket is available, to mount for example a 4.5Meter Dish at the rotator.

SPID BIG-RAS/HR set is delivered incl.

* High Resolution BIG-RAS/HR Rotor
* MD-01 Rotor Controllor with Display
* MD-01dde Software (to control rotor from PC)
* USB driver
* Connectors

Specifications /HR Rotator:

DJ5AR (Ham Radio Station Germany)

3 Meter Dish incl BIG-RAS/HR rotor

* Double metal worm gear drive reduction for holding position in the wind
* High torque low voltage DC motor.
* Electronic HALL Sensors for position.
* Low backlash.
* Uses 4 core controll cable connection (2 for each rotator)
* Uses 8 core controll cable connection for Positions sensors
* Free Firmware update through Serial port (free of charge)
* Turning speed rotator: 60 sec / 105 degree (3.42 min / 360 dgr)
* Track software available (0.1dgr resolution): Orbitron, PstRotator, (Moonsked soon available)

MD-01 Rotor Controller

MD-01, Rotor Driver and much more functions


SPID BIG-RAS/HR CONTROLLER, type MD-01 with build in track interface USB controlled !

The MD-01 Controller has plug outs for, COM0, COM1, USB device, USB HOST ( in future ), I2C, SPI .
Also a ETHERNET module can be placed, aswell a RS425 or RS422 can be placed.

MD-01 has installed a fast processor, LPC1768 ( 100Mhz ) or LPC1769 ( 120Mhz ) with high program memory
A different programm or a modified programm can be easy add or changed.
Standard is a basic program installed, (functions similiar to BIG-RAS Driver) but custom made is possible.

The SPID BIG-RAS/HR needs a dual power supply, 15Volt / 24Volt
We will advise you Power Supply Unit PS-01

Back site, Driver MD-01

More options:

* Additional USB plug out
* Download data from PC through COM and USB.

Complete Set,

Driver MD-01, 2* Switch module SW-01 and Power supply PS-01

* Change the MD-01 program through PC - write new software (there is no need to exchange processor !)
* There is a possibility of controlling external devices throughout l2C or SPI rail.
* Processor LPC1768 (32 bits and 512 processors memory)

Complete Set back site

* PCB has a memory FRAM, SD card reader.
* Driver MD-01 is build in a small 19" rack mount housing.
(Dimensions MD-01 [87 KB] )

Power Supply Module: PS-01

Power Supply Module: PS-01

PS-01, Insite PSU module

PS-01, SPID Dual Voltage Power Supply unit for use with SPID BIG-RAS/HR and MD-01

This unit supplies the MD-1 unit and other units which need a other voltage and or more current.
We can offer you a PS-01 PSU module with several power supply units up to 1000W / 48 Volts

We will advice you to use the SPID BIG-RAS/HR + MD-01 with Power Supply PS-01 with installed Module: 1* 150W / 15Volts - 10Amp and 1* 480W / 24Volts - 22Amp

PS-1, Back site vew

PS-01 module has a protected circuit for over voltage and automatic switch on/off ventilators
After crossing 50 degrees there are additional ventilators turning on.

PS-01 unit is delivered incl connectors

Diagramm PS-01 [34 KB]

Delivered incl. Controller type MD01, software.
(Weight AZ&EL rotator: 22Kg)
Ethernet Module 60,00
Mouse to control Azimuth and Elevation at MD-01 25,00
Power Supply PS-01, Delivered incl PSU: 1* 15Volt/10Amp & 1* 24Volt/22Amp.
AC input 100 ~ 240 Volt AC
Control cable necessary for AZ&EL motor, 4-core (4x1,5mm2 sq): 66,00 / 25 Mtr
Control cable necessary for positions sensors 8-core (8x0,2mm2 sq): 42,00 / 25 Mtr
Length >25Meter need screened positions sensor control cable. Refer Pricelist


Shipment is to lot's of countries possible, we will be
glad to
E-mail you a quotation, or use the Quote request page.

All prices are inc. 21% VAT, if your delivery address is outsite the EU countries no V.A.T. applies, and no VAT applies, if you are inside the EU countries and holding a V.A.T. number.

Download Specification Sheet & Support

Download SPID BIG-RAS/HR Specifications Sheet [907 KB] in PDF formats

BIG-RAS/HR support page is available for:
(Note: Page needs log-in, for RF HAMDESIGN Clients only

* Firmware update
* Download MD-01 Software
* Dirvers
* User Manual

Switch Module: SW-01

Module: SW-01

SW-01, Insite view

NEW Switch Module SW-01.

This module is controlled from driver MD-01 and it is for power supplying outside devices.
Lot's of functions can be added by user.

SW-01, Back site

Lot of functions can be done by the SW-01 Module

Module, SW-01 249,00