[amsat-bb] Re: usb rotor control
w9ae at charter.net
Wed Jan 29 12:30:20 PST 2014
I'm looking for a USB solution that will work with 32/64 bit WIN7/8,
SatPC32, and my 5500 Yaesu rotor.
The simplest and cheapest USB rotor interface I know of is the "ST1".
It's JUST an interface, with no control buttons and no display. Price
is $39 for the assembled PCB with no enclosure. Mine was shipped in a
very small box from India.
General information can be downloaded from:
Installation and setup instructions can be downloaded from:
I never understood why so many people are so eager to pay much more
money for a rotor interface box that has buttons and a display. The
computer screen and mouse can do that!
The interface emulates the old "EasyComm" interface. Real-time azimuth
and elevation are displayed in a separate small window on your computer
screen. Manual control of the rotor can be accomplished using the
SatPC32 Rotor menu.
Wayne Estes W9AE
Oakland, Oregon, USA, CN83ik
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