[amsat-bb] Re: Rotor Controller Info Needed.

George Henry ka3hsw at att.net
Fri Jul 11 12:00:23 PDT 2008

  The FODTrack boards are available from Far Circuits http://www.farcircuits.net , or I might still have an extra one left at home from the custom batch I had them run off, before they started offering them.  I also have one of the ARRL Sat Tracker 688 boards, instruction/driver CD, and all necessary parts except a case.  I probably could let that go, just gotta figure out for how much $$....
  George, KA3HSW

Angus <angus at young5769.freeserve.co.uk> wrote:
  Hi Michael,
not 100% sure if its compatable but works fab here with my rotators, try a 
google for FODTRACK.
100% homebrew works really well.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael Baker" 
Sent: Friday, July 11, 2008 5:52 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Rotor Controller Info Needed.

> Hello gang,
> I am in process of putting together a ground station for AMSAT use
> and I have acquired a Yaesu 5400 rotor system with a pair of older 
> Cushcraft
> antennas. I now need a controller box to go between the PC and the rotors. 
> I
> checked the price of the GS-232B by Yaesu and nearly had heart failure! 
> Then
> I looked at the schematic and was appalled! Surely someone has come up 
> with
> a better/cheaper solution. Searching the web only produced a few build 
> from
> scratch articles and a fellow from Europe selling a board. Isn't there 
> some
> other alternative available off the shelf and reasonably priced?
> Michael Baker K7DD
> k7ddmjb at qwest.net

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