you are welcome … i just answered in official way because we doesn’t support APCC meridian communication (actually are reserved to SGP).
We have added the external meridian flag you used above to allow situation lke the one you have showed to us. But this is a border line use of Voyager and the flag are reported in red to mean can cause damage to your setup.
Voyager when you use manage meridian in sequence check the pier side to understand if something is changed and anyway check the HA … so if is time to do the meridian flip will ask for it , if the mount report again to be before meridian Voyager retry for 5 time before declare Sequence aborted for error. If APPC can get back to Voyager the right data (and seems this happen from your experience) all work fine and you can manage your meridian externally how you want.
But like Voyager developer i cannot tell to user to do this.
Like astrophotographer, if you all allow me, i dont find problematic do the meridian change when is the right time … but i know some one think different also for logistic reason.
Normalize all the mounts from various brands is not simple … we must be really simple in way to think inside Voyager. Depending from code written from external company is one of the bigger point of failure in automation.
Thanks for your report.