[amsat-bb] Re: LVB

Mark L. Hammond marklhammond at gmail.com
Sat Jul 11 07:37:50 PDT 2009

Hi Myles,

Simply stated---this is a very functional and easy to use track box,
with exceptional attention to construction detail when purchased
already assembled by AMSAT (thanks, Mike Young!).   It's a very fair
price at US$200.  (Price out the parts to build one up...it's a deal).
 It's essentially plug in, calibrate, then play!

I have (thanks to my long time elmer, Gene KC4SA)  built a couple
different homebrew tracking boxes since the late 1980's.   The first
used the parallel port to count "clicks" of the U100/U110 rotators.
The latest incarnation uses a BASIC Stamp2 and G-5500. (I think a bit
of research will show that our SAEBRTrack box was one of the first, if
not the first, to make use of the PIC controller concept (built into
the STAMP2) for a trackbox...).   All of this is merely to say that I
bring a reasonable perspective into the conversation...

For the past several months, I have been using--by choice--the LVB
Tracker!  It's a great little box...currently using SatPC32 with the

In: summary--highly recommended!


Mark N8MH




Subject: [amsat-bb] LVB
From: myles landstein <myles.landstein at xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 11 Jul 2009 07:18:06 -0400
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Just wondering  if anyone out there   using the LVB, could drop me a
line   and let me know  their opinions and  experience with it


Going to Dayton '10  It will get better with
more support!

Myles D   Landstein
myles.landstein at gmail.com

Mark L. Hammond [N8MH]

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