[amsat-bb] Re: need resources to set up new az/el rotor

D. Craig Fox DFox at rwglaw.com
Mon Sep 19 10:09:14 PDT 2011

Tim, I also have a G5400 I use for my EME antenna.  Someone on this great list alerted me to www.foxdelta.com for a small digital controller with computer interface like the LV Tracker, only less expensive.  I have been using it for some time with my G5400 with great success.


-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of Tim Goodrich
Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2011 4:12 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] need resources to set up new az/el rotor

Hi All,

I'm very excited as I just picked up a Yaesu G5400B controller and Kenpro
az/el rotator this morning at an estate sale for $80 total. Took it home,
hooked it up, and it works great. As this is my first time using any kind of
rotator, a couple of questions:

1)      What is the best computer interface to get? I intend to use this for
automatic control with HRD or SatPC32

2)      I don't think I can post a picture to this listserve, but can
someone who knows their rotators email me so I can send you a pic? I'd like
to find out what model rotator I have. All I see are the numbers 7501-004.

3)      Can someone send a link for good instructions on how to set this
thing up in regard to synchronizing the controller and rotator (so the
degrees on the controller match in real life)?

Thanks for the help.



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