[amsat-bb] Re: SatPC32 with 64 bit VISTA

Larry Gerhardstein gerhardstein at montana.com
Wed May 19 20:43:20 PDT 2010


I have SatPC32, G-5500 Yaesu AZ/EL rotors working together on 64-bit 
Windows 7--but not via a USB interface.  I am using a PCI board--2 Port 
serial card to drive both Yaesu rotots and Icom IC910H and a driver 
compatible with Win7.  The board cost $20 and the driver $0.00.  Far far 
less than the USB to Serial box I purchased along the way.

All info on difficulties I had with my set up, including labors with 
USB, were posted on this list within the past month or so.  Contact me 
via BB or Off-List for more details.

The bad news is either Vista or Windows 7 64-bit MUST have drivers which 
were designed and coded for 64-bit operation.  Even though numerous 
listers and vendors suggested I use the 32-bit drivers with Win7... They 
did not work for me, and based on what I read on other news groups, I 
believe many many others have had the same problems with USB to Serial 
interfaces and other kinds of USB gadgets in the 64-bit Windows o/s's.

Larry W7IN Plains, Montana

On 5/19/2010 7:10 PM, Jeff KB2M wrote:
> I'm trying to help a new SAT op get his 64 bit VISTA laptop running with
> SatPC32, LVB Tracker Box(USB), and a Yaesu az el rotor. Does anyone have all
> of this running on a 64 bit VISTA machine?
> 73 Jeff kb2m
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