[amsat-bb] Re: simple auto track
Thomas M. Webb
tmwebb at cox.net
Sat Jun 30 07:08:31 PDT 2007
Kansas City Tracker was (and probably still is) the standard for rotor
controlers. There are two problems; first, they aren't manufactured anymore
and those who have a KCT aren't too willing to sell; second, KCT requires a
ISA bus which most computer motherboards no longer have (there are some with
ISA, but not many; BioStar is one company which still has MB's with an ISA
The computer problem is easily solved; find an older machine with an
ISA slot ( can you say garage sale?); they're usually quite cheap and could
be designate a 'dedicated' tracking computer.
In regard to finding a KCT board, starting advertising you're in the
market. Someone may well have one they wish to move.
I use the KCT and plan to keep it for the near term unless something
really 'whiz-bang' with USB support hits the market.
----- Original Message -----
From: <w7lrd at comcast.net>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Friday, June 29, 2007 1:54 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] simple auto track
> What is the simplest auto track software/hardware combination for auto
> tracking a G5400? I am a non "digi" type and am looking for simple plug
> and play. I can use IT or SatPac32. Tracking these LOE's when using S
> band is difficult.
> 73 Bob W7LRD
> AMSAT member 28498
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