[amsat-bb] Re: Rotor Interface Yaesu 5500

Sat Jan 22 08:21:41 PST 2011


I will second Dee's recommendation of the LVB tracker for amateur satellite
tracking.  We always have it running with SATPC32 at the AMSAT booth at
Dayton.  The Yaesu interface box is a basic, solid, but expensive unit.
Both use a standard command syntax, and are supported by many other

The FT-847 is supported very well by SATPC32.  Erich has all of its quirks
figured out.  With SATPC32, an FT-847, and an LVB tracker, you can
concentrate on communicating.  


-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Bill Gillenwater
Sent: Saturday, January 22, 2011 9:20 AM
To: AmsatBBS
Subject: [amsat-bb] Rotor Interface Yaesu 5500

OK, a newbee question about interfacing rotors. I have a Yaesu 5500 and I
run PCSat32. What do I need between the rotor and the computer? I would like
a few options. Do I need the Yaesu 232 interface box or will a generic box
do the job. If a generic box will work, which are the best for satellite
work with PCSat32?

Tnx 73 Bill K3SV
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