[amsat-bb] Uni-Track 2000 info

Edward R Cole kl7uw at acsalaska.net
Fri Oct 2 20:21:09 UTC 2015

Help from two:

Dan Cussen and Perry-WB8OTH.  One issue looks solved: I have an old 
Celetron Dell that I upgraded to XP and added memory to max which has 
a printer port.  Dave Lamont, designer of the Univac, email bounces 
so no info from him but Perry has the Univac-2000 and the manual 
which I will borrow to scan.  Lastly SatPC32 does not show the 
Unitrac but my copy of Nova does.

So thanks to Dan and Perry I might get it going.  Probably the big 
issue will whether it will I/F with my K3 and KX3 for tuning 
control.  Maybe not but looks promising for auto-tracking.

Winter is licking our heals in AK already (10-inch snow up north and 
snow flurries here on Sunday), so race will be on to get antennas and 
electronic box installed back on the old P3E tracking tower.  I will 
not have a 50w 432 amp but drive from the 20w transverter in the 
house (10w at M2 436CP26); 144-MHz using the KX3 and 25w amp; preamps 
and TR relays for both bands at the tower, plus a 2.4G patch antenna 
(optimistic).  Details:

So I may be back on the sats in a couple months?

73, Ed - KL7UW

From: Edward R Cole <kl7uw at acsalaska.net>
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Uni-Track 2000 info
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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:

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
      "Kits made by KL7UW"
Dubus Mag business:
      dubususa at gmail.com

73, Ed - KL7UW
     "Kits made by KL7UW"
Dubus Mag business:
     dubususa at gmail.com

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