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Link: ERC-M dual rotator interface

Need control of an AZ/EL rotator, or two azimuth rotators from a single interface?  The ERC-M is your solution.

Need control of an AZ/EL rotator, or two azimuth rotators from a single interface?  The ERC-M is your solution.   

  • Sold in 3 versions:  RS232 kit, USB kit, SMD assembled for both or either RS232 and USB control.  The kit versions use through-hole components.
  • ERC-M can be connected direct to any rotator that uses a remote connector like Create and many Yaesu rotators.  For other rotators, there are a variety of connections used or the optional Rotorcard with relays can be attached.  See the ERC-M rotator selection guides further down this page.
  • Optional:  Slimline case for ERC-M circuit board
  • Optional:  External housing for AZ/EL rotators only with front panel readout of directional settings.
  • Optional:  LAN control

Practical examples of uses for ERC-M:  The most common application is to use ERC-M to control an AZ/EL rotator like the Yaesu G5400/G5500/G5600, with AZ and EL are controlled separately.   

Two yagis on two azimuth rotators in a stacked configuration with HyGain rotators on each?  Or one HyGain and one Yaesu?   Or any other combination of 2 rotators?  Use single ERC-M unit > cables > Rotorcards for each rotator.  Use the PstRotator software package sold by YO3DMU to control 2 rotators with a single port.  PstRotator interfaces to almost every ham software package available, Ham Radio Deluxe, contest loggers, etc.  You will be able to run both rotators from a contest logger like N1MM+ with a single ERC-M, 2 Rotorcards, and the PstRotator software interface.   See the YO3DMU page by clicking this link.

We offer cables and connectors as accessories. 

ERC-M USB kit circuit board.  USB jack at left. 15 pin female connector for output to Rotorcard and/or other 5, 6, or 8 pin DIN connectors at right (depends on rotator for configuration).  The mating 15 pin male connector is also included in the kit.   We stock cable and connectors to build your own cable depending on what is required for your rotator.

ERC-M optional Rotorcard.  Allows use of ERC-M with HyGain and others.  (See guides).  Supplied with cable with small DIN connector as shown on one side.  Opposite side of cable is wired to 15 pin connector, which is supplied with the ERC-M board.   Rotorcards are sold as kit or assembled, both versions require 15 pin cable connector from ERC-M kit to be soldered onto the supplied Rotorcard cable.

ERC-M optional LAN kit, shown installed on ERC-M USB board. 

Optional slimline case for ERC-M board.  Usable with or wthout LAN option installed.

 

Desktop housing for AZ/EL use of ERC-M.  Rotator control buttons and digital alphanumeric display of rotator data.

Click here for the supported rotator list with output connector info. 

Reading the rotator list, a sample line would read:

Yaesu

G-5400 with DIN-connector

Azimuth&Elevation

8-pin DIN

In this case, the output from the 15 pin ERC-M board connector (both halves supplied with unit, one PC board mount, the other for making your cable) would be connected to the 8-pin DIN control jack on the rear of the G-5400 control box.  You need a multi-wire cable and an 8 pin DIN connector, also available from us.

HyGain

T2X

Azimuth

rotor-card

For the T2X, the 15 pin ERC-M board connector (both halves supplied with unit, one PC board mount, the other for making your cable) connects to the Mini-DIN jack on the Rotorcard.  Mini-DIN cable supplied with Rotorcard.  Terminal blocks on the Rotorcard are wired to connections inside the rotator box to actuate the rotator.

Click here for a pictorial ERC-M and accessory selection guide.  This shows picking your ERC-M interface, options, connectivity. 

Click here for the specifications on the ERC-M unit

Click here for product documentation on the ERC-M RS232 kit

Click here for product documentation on the ERC-M USB kit

Click here for product documentation on the ERC-M Rotorcard option

Click here for product documentation on the ERC-M LAN option

Click here for product documentation on the ERC slimline aluminum case option

Click here for product documentation on the ERC AZ/EL desktop housing

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ERC-M SMD Assembled

Assembled, surface mount ERC-M board.  Use for USB or RS232 control. 

ERC-M USB Kit

ERC-M USB Kit. 

ERC-M RS232 Kit

ERC-M RS232 Kit. 

ERC-M LAN Option Kit

Add LAN capability to any ERC-M board

ERC-M Optional Rotorcard Kit

ERC-M Optional Rotorcard kit.  To use ERC-M with various rotators (see guides). 

ERC-M Optional Rotorcard Assembled

ERC-M Optional Rotorcard kit, assembled and tested.  To use ERC-M with various rotators (see guides).

ERC-M Slimline Case

Aluminum Case for ERC-M board.  Usable with or without LAN option instaleld.

ERC-M AZ/EL Desktop Housing

ERC-M AZ/EL Desktop Housing, with control buttons and digital readout.

ERC 5 pin DIN connector

ERC 5 pin DIN connector.  ERC-M uses 15 pin connector on the board supplied with ERC-M > 8 wire cable > 5 or 6 pin DIN connector depending on rotator when a Rotorcard is not needed.  Use for Emotator 747SRX, 750FXX, 1200/1800 FFX/FMX, 1300 MSAX.  We also sell the 8 wire cable as an accessory.

ERC 6 pin DIN connector

ERC 6 pin DIN connector.  ERC-M uses 15 pin connector on the board supplied with ERC-M > 8 wire cable > 5 or 6 pin DIN connector depending on rotator when a Rotorcard is not needed.  Use for Create ERC5A-P, RC5A/B-3.  We also sell the 8 wire cable as an accessory.