[amsat-bb] Re: Kansas City Tracker with a modern computer?

Mark L. Hammond marklhammond at gmail.com
Wed Jan 19 03:47:50 PST 2011


That ISA to USB board is listed at $149 (very slick, and nice find).   However, a spiffy, brand new LVB Tracker with LCD display and USB interface from AMSAT is $200 as I recall.   You can probably guess my recommendation ;)

Another issue is drivers---while I don't recall the specifics, it seems like people have troubles with drivers for the old tracker cards as the OS versions change (as in-are there any drivers for that card and Win7?). 

So, if you want to use the ISA card, your best bet is an old PC and old OS.  But then you might have Y2K issues with the tracking software..hi hi. 


Mark N8Mh 

At 07:53 AM 1/20/2011 +0000, Gordon JC Pearce wrote:
>On Tue, 2011-01-18 at 22:02 -0800, Bill Dzurilla wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I picked up an old Kansas City Tracker, circa 1990, and was wondering if there is any way to use it with a modern computer.  It is designed to plug into the ISA slot of a PC.  I don't know much about computers, but my understanding is not modern computers no longer have ISA slots.  Could it be adapted to plug into a USB port or something that a modern computer has?  
>> 73, Bill NZ5N
>I don't know if that'll help you...
>Gordon MM0YEQ
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