[amsat-bb] Re: Rotor Control interface help follow up. Third Try.
rogerkola at aol.com
Sat Jul 12 17:15:26 PDT 2008
Michael...you have gotten through all 3 times...maybe look in your SPAM
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From: "Michael Baker" <k7ddmjb at qwest.net>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Saturday, July 12, 2008 4:29 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Rotor Control interface help follow up. Third Try.
> Nice to have such a knowledge base to work with!
> I want to thank all of you who responded and gave me info and links
> to some inexpensive goodies to get the rotors under computer control.
> For anyone else who is lurking in the wings and reading the mail,
> here is what I got for a short list and links where applicable.
> FOD track boards. Boards available from Far Circuits,
> AMSAT tracker. AMSAT carries the LVB tracker:
> It uses the same protocol, can be configured for either USB or serial
> and goes assembled for around $200, and can be had in various versions of
> completion for less.
> ARRL Sat Tracker 688 boards.
> This is probable for the price it is looking like about the most
> inexpensive solution.
> Nice but NOT inexpensive.
> Primetec Primesat Controler.
> Very nice but break out the bucks cause it ain't cheep!
> So, there you have it.
> Still modeling the current antennas (Old Cushcraft Oscar twins) and
> looking them over to see what needs servicing or parts and weighing if
> get used or replaced with something homebrew (and better).
> Hopefully, when it cools down a bit in the fall here in Phoenix I
> can get up on the roof and put this mess together and be ready for what
> AMSAT puts into space. :>)
> Again, to all that responded, a big THANK YOU!
> Best 72,73,
> Michael Baker K7DD
> k7ddmjb at qwest.net
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