[amsat-bb] Re: Rotor Interface Yaesu 5500

Jeff Kelly jkelly at bellatlantic.net
Sat Jan 22 08:59:05 PST 2011

OK that is good news - I now there are some slight differences between
GS 232A and GS 232B and it sounds like it can handle both.

Time to order!

-----Original Message----- 
From: Alan P. Biddle
Sent: Saturday, January 22, 2011 11:48 AM
To: 'Jeff Kelly' ; 'AmsatBBS'
Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] Re: Rotor Interface Yaesu 5500



Here's the main design features:

o    Inexpensive! Basic device without any options is $12 for the components

o    Several physical interface options including RS-232, USB and TCP/IP
over 10/100 Ethernet

o    Uses standard software interface (currently Yaesu GS-232)

o    Cross-platform compatibility - Windows, Linux, BSD, Mac

o    Compatible with existing real-time prediction programs such as Wisp and

o    Open source

o    Integrated firmware programmer for easy installation and upgrade

o    No requirement to solder SMT devices

o    Bidirectional interface


-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Jeff Kelly
Sent: Saturday, January 22, 2011 10:29 AM
To: AmsatBBS
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Rotor Interface Yaesu 5500

On the LVB tracker - do you know if it (can) support GS 232B protocol?


-----Original Message----- 
From: Mark L. Hammond
Sent: Saturday, January 22, 2011 11:14 AM
To: Bill Gillenwater ; AmsatBBS
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Rotor Interface Yaesu 5500

Hi Bill,

You're going to love automated tracking...

The current favorite in my shack is the LVB Tracker, available from just a
bare board to a completely assembled, plug/play box with backlit
LCD--assembled masterfully from one of AMSAT's own members--Mike, WB8CXO!

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