[amsat-bb] SATPC32 plays nicely now
luhn at wt.net
Fri May 3 08:46:59 PDT 2013
As suggested by several here on the AMSAT mailing list, I removed the
USB adapter in my LVB Tracker and inserted a MAX232 chip into the
appropriate socket. I am using a Utek UT-880 USB to serial adapter with
a Panasonic Toughbook CF-29 running XP Professional. It appears that
everything is working now with no lockup failures. Before these changes,
I simply could not track a complete satellite pass without the program
stopping. I have been tracking the moon for hours with no problems
noted. Now to test this arrangement with my Mac! Before making this
change, MacDoppler worked perfectly. I hope it will continue. My next
step is to fine tune the control of my IC-910 using SATPC32.
As they say, "I was all dressed up with no place to go" late last night
on FO-29. My LVB Tracker was working great with SATPC32, I had my
IC-910 running about 20 watts, I could hear myself 59 on the downlink,
there simply was no one on. Oh well, there will be many more orbits in
which to play.
......getting more and more excited about Dayton!!!!
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