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

racer5039 racer5039 at q.com
Tue Mar 3 11:25:44 PST 2009

I think I have the Satellite tracking working. It is a little awkward but it 
will track.

I will try to list what I did to get the different programs talking to each 
other as well as list some things I am seeing with the operation.

Here we go.

First- Start HRD and connect to the radio.

Next -Start Satellite tracking and "connect" it with the radio

Now- Start the HRD Rotator program, Click on the "Connect", Make sure 
Orbitron is selected, "click the DDE Connect" Try and move your rotor. I 
didn't find anywhere that would lit me control the El rotor in this program.

Now back to Satellite Tracker- Now pick the satellite you would like to 
track, open the "Tuning Dial" and click the RX/ TX boxes. Clicking on the 
"Rotator" button in this program has no effect on rotor control.

Last -Back to HRD Rotator to click on the "Track DDE" button.

This should start the rotors tracking.

Some things to note.

If you are waiting for the Sat to come into view, the rotors will still be 
tracking the bird.

You may find the rotors will take off and head all the way around to the 
wrong location if the bird is headed in from a location close to "0" or 
 "360". In this case use HRD Rotator to stop the tracking using the "Track 
DDE" button until the bird gets in view.

As stated before the Rotator button in HRD Sat Tracker has no effect at this 

I hope this will help others in using the LVB Tracker Box. It's a great 
little interface and seems to work vary well to this point.

Thanks to everyone who helped me get this running.



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