[amsat-bb] Re: SatPC32 ==> iPoint
hamaa1vs at gmail.com
Mon Jul 11 08:46:50 PDT 2011
It looks quite cool. Have you tested it with an arrow to show it can handle
On Jul 9, 2011 5:07 PM, "Thomas Doyle" <tomdoyle1948 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 73 W9KE
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