[amsat-bb] Re: Hardware or software problems?
pe0sat at vgnet.nl
Sat May 1 03:13:27 PDT 2010
On Sat, May 1, 2010 03:58, Larry Gerhardstein wrote:
Your patience is put to the test, don't give up we all run in to
problems we can finally solve.
> All, I feel like I'm no closer to a working sat station than I was one
> month ago. I have two computers to run SatPC32 on. Both are DELL
> Windows 7 Home Premium, one a desktop, the other a laptop. I have a
> Keyspan 4-port USB to RS232 box with optical isolators from CommFront
> connected to G-5500 and ICOM 910H interfaces.
> When I run SatPC32, I set up the COM ports and then enable R+ and C+.
> The computer then controls the xcvr and the rotors. After clicking on R
> and/or C a few times, or after clicking the transmit button on the ICOM,
> the computer crashes... Blue Screen, screen of death. IRQ_LESS_OR_EQUAL
> message. Both computers do the same thing. They crash after a short
The first thing that I would try, is to connect to a real RS232 interface
and not via USB. Maybe it is possible to get a PCI card with two RS232
interfaces on it an put in the desktop.
> Please reply on this BB (preferred) or to private email w7in at montana.com
> or call 406-826-7373.
> 73, Larry W7IN
Goodluck Jan PE0SAT
Maybe when the system crashed again, try to writedown the complete
message and send it to me.
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