[amsat-bb] Re: LVB Tracker and Kenpro

Mark L. Hammond marklhammond at gmail.com
Sun Feb 7 05:33:00 PST 2010

Hi Bob,

Really, at the risk of oversimplifying, "all" the LVB tracker does is ground pins, so any rotor hardware/interface that works from that principle is set.

I'm sure lots of us are interested in real world performance and ease of use reports from the Flex with VHF/UHF.  I just wish the blooming thing didn't approach $4-5k.

Are there any software solutions (or plans) for satellite packet at various speeds, such that a KISS virtual com port is available at different rates?  Otherwise, how does one get the data out of the "magic black box?"


At 10:48 PM 2/6/2010 -0500, n4hy wrote:
>Thanks to all who answered my (incomplete) email.
>It is clear to me now that my Kenpro 5400-A, which has an external 
>control on the back, can be made to work with the LVB tracker.
>After the 2 feet of snow melts, I will be refurbishing the rotator where 
>needed. I am hoping this and the antenna deployment coincides with the 
>arrival of my U/V full duplex 60w on both bands, transverter block 
>arrives from Flex and I get back on satellites again.
>73's to all and thanks again for the answers.
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