[amsat-bb] Re: LVB 5400 rotor control problem
n4qwf1 at gmail.com
Wed May 22 07:45:26 PDT 2013
I think you for your suggestion. Very interesting result. The HRD rotor
interface software does not display what the Yaesu rotor box does. HRO
displays 180 degrees regardless where the rotor is pointing.. However when
I click anywhere on the map the rotor proceeds to 180 degrees regardless of
where I tell it to go. 180 degrees is where the LVB box displays the rotor
position is all the time and never moves.
I removed the to of the LBV. I removed the connection from the cale to the
connector and reinstalled it. It seems tight. Hoping that might remove and
oxidation that might have built up. I pushed the IC down and no movement
was noticed. Still the same issue exist.
On Wed, May 22, 2013 at 4:10 AM, Stefano Simonetti <iw1rdz at yahoo.it> wrote:
> Hi, I think you refer to the lcd display that does not work. Have you
> tried to check if the info is displayed ok on a pc using for example the
> program rotator distributed with HRD (via rs232) ?
> In that case the issue could be in something wrong between the pic and the
> LCD display connections.
> 73, Steve - IW1RDZ
> *Da:* Stephen E. Belter <seb at wintek.com>
> *A:* John Price <n4qwf1 at gmail.com>; AMSAT-BB <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> *Inviato:* Mercoledì 22 Maggio 2013 3:17
> *Oggetto:* [amsat-bb] Re: LVB 5400 rotor control problem
> You will get better answers from other people on the list, but a couple of
> things come to mind:
> 1. Do the meters still work on the Yaesu G5400B control box? If so, the
> potentiometers and wiring between the Yaesu control box and the rotors are
> probably OK. If not, check for broken or corroded control cable wires and
> 2. If the meters work, then check the wiring and connections between the
> Yaesu box and the LVB tracker.
> 3. The next thing to worry about after connections is the 5-volt
> regulator and analog outputs from the Yaesu that give the position to the
> LVB Tracker.
> Check the above, then let us know what you find.
> 73, Steve N9IP
> Steve Belter, seb at wintek.com
> On 5/21/13 8:43 PM, "John Price" <n4qwf1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >Well after working for a very long time without issues my LVB and Yaesu
> >control box have stop talking. The rotor box works perfect with the rotor
> >but the LVB display does not indicate any movement. It just sets at 179
> > "Az" and "0" El. The switches on the LVB will move the rotor but no
> >display movement on the LVB. Anyone got any idea what might be going on
> >Thank << John
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N4QWF Amateur Radio Operator
Email N4QWF at AMSAT.ORG
Formerly KC4AHW VK3FEZ
VUCC SAT #135
WAS SAT #296
OSCAR-11 20th birthday #1
WAS HF #57,114
51 on AO-51 #13
LON -79.256 LAT 37.459 Grid FM07il
>From the Foothills of the Blueridge
*Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving
safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in
broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming -
"WOW, What a ride!"
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