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