[amsat-bb] Question regarding Yaesu G-5500 AZ/EL Rotor
k6fw1 at verizon.net
Mon Nov 27 16:03:22 UTC 2017
I have the G-5400, previous model, and connected a tracker interface
directly into the 8 pin DIN on the back of the control unit. The
tracker interface connects to your computer. All the interface does is
a level conversion from RS232 to TTL. The tracker interface I use came
from Germany. SATPC32 works perfectly with this setup.
No additional parts or modification of the control unit was necessary.
On 11/26/17 10:02 PM, Bernie and Cheryl wrote:
> Dear Folks:
> I am looking into getting a satellite tracker box to connect my
> computer to my G-5500 rotor so I don't have to manually track
> satellites any more. I get the impression that I would hook the
> tracker box into the back of the rotor control box (where the 8 pin
> DIN female connector is). However, the manual for the 5500 states as
> follows: "If the optional GS-232 Computer Control Interfaces Unit is
> installed, the RS-232C cable from the computer routes through this
> grommet ..."
> This implies that I need to buy something else from Yaesu and install
> it in the control box in order to utilize a tracker box. But, I've
> never heard of anyone doing that. So, has someone out there hooked up
> a 5500, and did you have to buy an optional unit for the Yaesu rotor
> control box?
> Thanks for your help. 73 de Bernie, KF0QS
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