[amsat-bb] Re: CAT Control for TS-790A
William Liporace - NA2NA
will-na2na at nycap.rr.com
Mon Apr 9 13:49:28 PDT 2007
I have not learned how to do the satellite stuff yet and I do not know what
"USB Interface" you are using with the TS-790A, but I have the exact same
rig working with the computer. I am using a home brew USB interface that
works great. Some of the keys to getting it to work is in the SatPC32
documentation. I can tell you this: SatPC does NOT do a good job of
implementing the radio control for the TS-790. It does work slighlty better
when you disconnect the CTS/RTS lines.
I did use Ham Radio Deluxe as another program to test the interface. After I
did this, I have leaarned how much better the interface can work. I like
HRD, but it does not interface with the rotor control.
Hope that helps some...
73 Will NA2NA
----- Original Message -----
From: "Eric H Christensen" <eric at christensenplace.us>
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Sent: Monday, April 09, 2007 9:30 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] CAT Control for TS-790A
>I just got my USB controller for my TS-790A yesterday. Got it installed
>and all looks good. SatPC32 seems to recognize the port (it doesn't error
>out like it did when the wrong COM port was presented to the software
>originally). With that side working (I guess) the radio just sits there
>and doesn't do anything. I reviewed the manual for the 790 but it didn't
>have any instructions to make the radio start accepting CAT instructions.
>Anyone have one of these radios setup in this configuration that can help
> Eric W4OTN
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