[amsat-bb] Re: simple auto track

Charles Reiche reichec at verizon.net
Sat Jun 30 04:12:30 PDT 2007

Bob, I also am not too digi type but I am just getting my setup started and 
have read into it a little.  My g5500 is on order so I started to order the 
bits to control it.  A couple of years ago I was excited to learn about the 
Labjack and the Piggyback by NLSA to work with nova.  Unfortunatly they 
stopped selling piggyback kits.  So i read that they can use the same type 
of circuit on a Labjack u3 which is the usb version and about $100.  I like 
the usb version becuase it gets powered right thru the connector and is easy 
to unplug and replug when needed.  I just bought the darlington transistor 7 
gang chip that is used to drive the outputs and send commands to the g5500. 
We'll have to see how this works. I also have one of those usb rigblaster 
plug and plays that has a c-iv converter in it to try out auto tracking of 
the freq on my 910.  Maybe someone smarter than I can figure out how to do 
c-iv on one of the many ports of the labjack u3.
I also found this page http://aa5fr.com/elcheapoazel.htm .
Good luck.

Charles Reiche

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <w7lrd at comcast.net>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Friday, June 29, 2007 2:54 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] simple auto track

> Hello
> 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
> Seattle
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