[amsat-bb] Re: LVB Tracker and HRD Sat Tracker setup Problem

Howard Long howard at howardlong.com
Tue Mar 3 07:48:09 PST 2009


I have recently received an email indicating that HRD 2121 does work with
the LVB Tracker, however it was via a rather circuitous route from Poland
via Canada and I have no more details.

I am not an HRD user myself, and at present my QTH is undergoing some fairly
substantial rennovation so I'm living out of cardboard boxes at the moment
and have no direct means to test it.

Protocols supported by the LVB Tracker are Easycomm-1 and GS-232A. GS-232A
was chosen because at the time that seemed to be the most common theme among
prediction programs. Easycomm-1 was also promised very early on, so I added
that too: it detects which protocol is being run on the fly.

I have just tried it on my laptop, and selected HRD Rotator 4.1 build 2026
with Yaesu Az/El at 9600 bps and I could see a "C2" command being executed
using an RS-232 sniffer. This is a GS-232A command to return Azimuth and
Elevation to the host. So Yaesu Az/El and 9600bps would seem to be the
settings to use.

I am committed to making this work, so please let me know what you have

73, Howard G6LVB

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: 03 March 2009 00:23
To: AMSAT-BB at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] LVB Tracker and HRD Sat Tracker setup Problem

I got my LVB Tracker box today and while going through the setup I have
found a couple of things.
To start off. I am using HRD 4.1 B2055, Sat Tracker 4.1 B 2019.
Radio is a Kenwood 2000 Rotor is the G-5500
In the rotator set up of HRD there is no option for the GS 232B so I have no
control of the ELEV.
I have looked thought the other posts on HRD site but cant seem to find any
talk of a fix for this.
I have check the com to the rotor and can move them by hand just fine with
both the GS 232 & EasyComm.
Can someone point me to the right area to fix this problem please.
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