[amsat-bb] Re: SatPC32 ==> iPoint
George and Cheryl Abbott
ka1ajf at cox.net
Sat Jul 9 15:31:52 PDT 2011
From: Thomas Doyle
Sent: Saturday, July 09, 2011 5:57 PM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] SatPC32 ==> iPoint
I recently completed a project that someone on the board might find
interesting. One goal was to make it compact so it could be taken and used
outside the shack. It weighs 4 lb 5 oz and connects to your computer through
a USB or serial port. Another goal was no knobs, switches or any other
controls - there is only a reset button on the circuit board that I have
never used. It would be a great thing to take along when making
presentations on ham satellites. It would also be fun on field day since it
runs off 12V and is portable. It works with SatPC32 by emulating the Yaesu
GS-232 controller. It should work with other tracking programs but I have
not tried them (SatPC32 works great for me and AMSAT needs the money).
You might want to check out the youtube video that gives a little demo. It
is full HD and looks very cool in full screen HD. I guarantee there is
absolutely no footage of me waving my Arrow II antenna around.
Q: Why no surface mount parts.
A: I am too old and clumsy
Please read the Entire Description on the youtube page before watching the
Remember to click on the "show more" button under the first line of the
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