G'day from Loomberah

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Re: G'day from Loomberah

Postby ElectricEd » Sun Jun 06, 2010 8:12 pm

G'day tracker,
thanks for the suggestion. I'll trundle down to Jaycar tmorrow and get a 12-24 volt switchmode to test. At 24V the 36V motors should work without pulling too much current. :D
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Re: G'day from Loomberah

Postby Gordon-Loomberah » Sun Jun 06, 2010 8:18 pm

The linear actuators on my arrays are 36V, and run just fine on 24V. If you look carefully at the 24hr plot you can just make out a few tiny blips, which are mostly the actuators moving the arrays.
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Re: G'day from Loomberah

Postby Gordon-Loomberah » Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:52 am

Here's a new animation from a few days ago, showing how my equatorial tracker follows the sun in summer.
http://astro.gunagulla.com/images/Track ... 09-7Mb.wmv

The commercial tracker in the background will be replaced with another homebuilt unit soon, this time an alt-azimuth type mounting.
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Re: G'day from Loomberah

Postby Gordon-Loomberah » Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:19 am

It's been a while since I posted in this thread- not far short of 8 years!
As the late Jim Morrison said, the future is uncertain, and the end is always near... and indeed that is the case for me.
My job has been outsourced to Hyderabad, India, so I will be departing as moderator, and probably altogether from this forum in the near future - in a couple of weeks time unless they pay me out early.
It's been an enjoyable time, and I hope I have been able to help some people along the way :)
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Re: G'day from Loomberah

Postby Alex Morrow » Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:14 am

Well, that seems like a remarkably short-sighted decision by your lords and masters. There can’t be too many people in Australia with your theoretical and practical knowledge. Thank you for light but firm moderation; thank you for sharing your immense knowledge so freely. I hope this gives you more time on your own projects, and of course, more time on your bike. Best wishes.
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Re: G'day from Loomberah

Postby davidg » Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:12 am

Gordon-Loomberah wrote:My job has been outsourced to Hyderabad, India, so I will be departing as moderator, and probably altogether from this forum in the near future - in a couple of weeks time unless they pay me out early.


:(

disappointing .......................... :roll:
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Re: G'day from Loomberah

Postby bpratt » Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:41 am

Rather disappointing to see you leave as moderator of the forum. I appreciate you efforts in making the forum as readable as possible, particulary with your dealing with over-quoters "^^^ the post is just up there" and the trimming of unneeded quoted text. :)

Sad that we'll probably end up with a clueless knob who probably won't care.

Thanks Gordon, your efforts are appreciated.
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Re: G'day from Loomberah

Postby Gordon-Loomberah » Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:32 am

Thanks Alex, David and Brendan :)

Although it was only paid part time (and a I did a few other things as well), I did keep a check at all hours of the day and managed to stop a huge amount of SPAM from appearing, lets hope the new mods can do the same. I'm not sure what level of RE knowledge they'll bring, but hope it will be useful.

Yes it will give me more time to get a few projects finished around here, particularly on the aquaponics systems, which want to expand a bit - to keep up a decent supply of veg and rainbow trout - I caught my first >2kg fish recently :)
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Re: G'day from Loomberah

Postby Privatteer » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:21 am

Agreed, your moderation has been appreciated.

Would be great if you could at least occasionally update the thread on your Winston Batteries even if you don't stay a regular visitor.
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Re: G'day from Loomberah

Postby jaahn » Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:47 pm

Hi Gordon :)
Hmmm sorry to see you go. Please drop in occasionally. ;) You have been an excellent moderator and contributer. Welcomer to newbies and publisher of interesting personal very relevant data.
Enjoy your "retirement" :mrgreen:
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