[amsat-bb] Uni-Track 2000 info

Daniel Cussen dan at post.com
Fri Oct 2 11:10:21 UTC 2015

You can get parallel to USB adapters although they often do not work
in the application.
They often only work with specific versions of windows, and then it
depends on the application.

Many desktops still have a parallel port. If they do not have the
connector, often the motherboard still has the connection. Check the
device manager in windows and look at the motherboard manual. You can
sometimes get a ribbon cable that connects to the motherboard and
brings out a parallel connection on the rear. Even new ones often have
the option.

Ask around for old desktop PCs. Once you get it working with a real
parallel port, then try a USB to parallel adapter.

However I would suggest, at this stage, try to use a different new
interface, one that comes with USB and is supported.

I would also suggest trying to contact the guy via the email on his
website for the 40 page PDF!

On 02/10/2015, Edward R Cole <kl7uw at acsalaska.net> wrote:
> I'm back on the amsat-bb.
> I need help finding info on a UniTrack-2000.  I've had it since
> around 2000 but never installed it.  Now there is no info on the
> internet, so hoping someone here might have a lead or have the
> manual.  There is a link to the Uni-Track 2003:
> http://homepages.paradise.net.nz/lamontd/
> but no help on the Uni-Track 2000.
> I have the unit and I/F cable for the Yaesu-B5400 az-el rotator.  The
> cable has the proper 8-pin DIN to connect to the Yaesu and three
> other wires, one of which is power.  The other two are two-wire
> shielded cables, one of which is marked   ECP0=red and ECP1=blk.
> One issue is the Uni-Track uses a printer port I/F to a computer
> (DB-25), but computers are no longer made with printer ports.  I
> wonder if there is a conversion cable to USB jack, or maybe a printer
> port card (PCI buss)?
> I just bought a replacement B5400 controller for the broken one I
> have, so I will be able to restore my satellite antenna
> system.  B5400 rotator is in good shape.
> 73, Ed - KL7UW
> http://www.kl7uw.com
>      "Kits made by KL7UW"
> Dubus Mag business:
>      dubususa at gmail.com
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