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

Matt Severin mtseverin at gmail.com
Fri Jul 13 18:40:27 PDT 2012


A Sat688 rotor interface.

Matt

On Fri, Jul 13, 2012 at 9:13 PM, Jim Jerzycke <kq6ea at verizon.net> wrote:

> 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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