[amsat-bb] Re: G5500 / SatPC32 / Rotor control
ka3hsw at earthlink.net
Thu Jan 25 21:02:53 PST 2007
I have built the FOD-Track, and can vouch for its ease of construction and
it's functionality. I am currently building the SatTracker688 (recently
featured in the AMSAT Journal) interface by Mark Spencer of the ARRL, and it
is also fairly easy to build (1 surface-mount IC if you build it for USB
instead of RS-232). The FOD-Track will cost about $20 in parts, while the
USB version of the SatTracker688 will run closer to $40 (unless you have a
well-stocked junk box...)
I had a quantity of FOD-Track boards made, and sold them on
rec.radio.amateur.space several years ago. I have 1 left, if you are
interested. The schematic, parts layout, and instructions are all available
from the AMSAT software page.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Raas" <sraas at optonline.net>
To: <AMSAT-BB at amsat.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 24, 2007 8:13 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] G5500 / SatPC32 / Rotor control
> Hello everyone,
> In interfacing the radio to the PC with sat pc32 it dawned on me that I
> to have rotor control as well. I think initially I will manually aim the
> antennas, but soon I will want full pc control. I will have a serial & USB
> connection available for this and am looking for a fully featured
> that I can build in a kit form or from easily obtainable parts. What
> exactally 'fully featured' is, im unsure of.. but Im sure I'll want it.
> Trying tp keep cost down as well.
> Steve Raas
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