[amsat-bb] Re: SatPC32 12.8b and Win7

Jim Jerzycke kq6ea at verizon.net
Fri Jul 13 18:13:47 PDT 2012

What rotor interface are you using?

Jim  KQ6EA

On 07/14/2012 12:02 AM, Matt Severin wrote:
> While working with the 8 teachers at Teachers' Institute II, I had a
> variety of computer operating systems.  We had some odd behavior with the
> Win7 machines, but I am not sure if this was a fluke or a pattern.
> We were using SatPC32 v12.8b with the SAEBRTrackBox setting in the
> software, and the students with issues were running Win7.  The G5500's did
> not always respond as expected.  For example, if we commanded it to move to
> 45 degrees elevation, it would, but if we manually entered 179 degrees it
> would drop down to about 25 degrees.  The fix seemed to be to set the
> turning point of azim rotor under the 'Rotor Setup" to S instead of N.  I
> am running v12.8a and have not trouble with the exact same set up and I am
> set to 'N".
> Has anyone else experienced this?  In my trouble shooting, I believe I was
> able to trace it back to the computers/software.  Any thoughts?
> Thanks in advance.
> Matt, N8MS
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