[amsat-bb] Re: [SPAM] RE: Re: Making your own rotator controller

William Liporace - NA2NA will-na2na at nycap.rr.com
Mon Dec 31 08:55:52 PST 2007

I just looked on the AMSAT WEB site... All I see is the PCB & the box. Did I 
miss some thing??

Will WC2L

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Howard Long" <howard at howardlong.com>
To: <vk4tec at people.net.au>; "'Henk, PA3GUO'" <hamoen at iae.nl>; 
<amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Monday, December 31, 2007 9:44 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: [SPAM] RE: Re: Making your own rotator controller

> Hi Andrew
>> Is there a one stop shop for the LVB ?
> AMSAT-UK sells worldwide: bare boards for the tracker and USB option, as
> well as a complete kit of parts but without a box.
> AMSAT-NA sells a number of different options, all the way up to a 
> completely
> built unit in a rather slick looking box.
> I have been very surprised by the regular requests for completely built
> units, as well as the kits of parts. One of my design criteria was to use
> easily available parts (many in the average ham's stock), but the
> convenience of a kit has been very popular, as have the completely built
> units. I was blown away by the popularity of the boards at Dayton this 
> year,
> and yet again at the Symposium where Gould announced the ready-built 
> units.
> I'm old fashioned I guess! I hand wired four or five on perf board before
> doing the PCB. FWIW I estimate there are now 650 boards out there. Not 
> sure
> how many are actually built and how many are on the "things to do" pile!
> Judging by the number of enquiries I get, I am sure plenty are built.
> One final thing, the 0.8a firmware (needed to ignore the NUL characters
> generated by Predict) is at
> http://www.g6lvb.com/Articles/LVBTracker/LVBTrackV0_8a.hex. I've yet to 
> put
> a link to this on my website.
> Cheers, Howard
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