[amsat-bb] Software ?

Howie DeFelice howied231 at hotmail.com
Wed Feb 18 22:09:19 UTC 2015

Hi Henk,

The "easy" answer is to buy an LVB tracker board but I completely understand wanting to use the hardware you put so much time and effort into building from scratch. I have done a little work with Python, which is completely cross platform, and think it would be a natural for doing the translation you need.  One possibility would to  have SatPC send the pointing info in "easycom" format to a virtual serial port that the Python program reads and translates then sends it out a "real" serial port to the rotor interface. As a non-programmer, that would "'my" path of least resistance. 

- Howie, AB2S

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