[amsat-bb] LVB TRacker & Re:: Making your own rotator controller
gouldsmi at bellsouth.net
Mon Dec 31 10:45:42 PST 2007
The parts list and other documentation for the LVB Tracker has moved to my
website, so we can keep updated information available and not bother with
Check out http://www.LVBTracker.com
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Jerzycke" <kq6ea at pacbell.net>
To: "William Liporace - NA2NA" <will-na2na at nycap.rr.com>;
<amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Monday, December 31, 2007 1:15 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: [SPAM] RE: Re: Making your own rotator controller
> It also comes with a CD that has the parts list on it.
> You're kinda on-your-own to gather up the parts.
> Jim KQ6EA
> --- William Liporace - NA2NA <will-na2na at nycap.rr.com>
>> 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
>> I've yet to
>> > put
>> > a link to this on my website.
>> > Cheers, Howard
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