[amsat-bb] SatPC32 Yaesu rotor not registering 180 degree properly
wa7fwf at gmail.com
Thu Oct 12 18:00:34 UTC 2017
Just to be clear here, your G-5500 or G-5400 control box says 180
elevation but your GS-232 interface connected to satpc32 says 90? have
you tried using a terminal program like "putty" or hyperterm to talk
directly to the GS-232 and issued the B command to see that elevation
really is being reported as 180 by the GS-232, depending on the results
you would at least know if it is a rotor/interface issue or a satpc32 issue.
On 10/12/2017 10:24 AM, Iapicco, Christopher wrote:
> I am attempting to use SatPC32 12.8c on Windows 7 to control a Yaesu GS-232
> rotor to track my university's cubesat. All connections have been doubled
> checked for accuracy. In the setup, the 180 degrees max elevation is
> selected, along with the correct setup for the com port, and the rotor
> interface is set to Yaesu GS232.
> For some reason, the software is only registering that the rotor has 90
> degrees of elevation still. Meaning that when the rotor controller reads
> 180 degrees, the software reads 90 degrees. Similarly, when the controller
> reads 45 degrees, the software reads 90. It seems that all built in
> software settings have been explored and a solution for this problem cannot
> be found. Any suggestions?
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