ARXC modules are ARCO rotator controller accessories for expanded control and extra functionality.
Modules are built in IP65 enclosures, designed to operate outside of the shack.
ARCO supports up to four chained ARXC modules at the same time. ARXC modules connect D-SENSOR port on ARCO, using only 4 wires of regular CAT5 cable.
When extra control cable is not a possible option, ARCO can connect ARXC modules using pair of dedicated ARXC.LoRa modules for wireless connection up to couple of kilometers distance.
ARXC.REL is four (4) external relays module allowing to control remote antenna switches, polarization switches, mast preamplifiers or anything what is suitable to be controlled from the ARCO user interface, touch screen or VNC for Internet remote control. ARCO uses preset buttons for relays control and relays can be optionally set as directional antenna control for 8-circle or 4-square antenna showing direction on great circle map.
ARXC.MAG is magnetic azimuth sensor. Mounted on antenna boom reports true antenna azimuth and can serve as a main azimuth sensor when original sensor in the rotator has malfunctioned or as a watchdog sensor to alert user that antenna is no longer beaming to the calibrated azimuth, that may happen if antenna slips in bolt during high wind storm.
ARXC.LoRa is long range communication transceiver module operating on ISM band converting bidirectional RS-485 communication used by ARCO and ARXC modules to RF data and back.