[amsat-bb] Help needed with Sat32PC, GS-232 rotor interface.

Mark L. Hammond marklhammond at gmail.com
Sun Feb 11 22:50:23 UTC 2018

Hi Bruce,

I looked at the webiste.  It says that particular tracker uses the Yaesu GS-232 format for the data from the PC.  So, in SatPC32, under the Rotor menu and Rotor Setup, tell it you have a Yaesu GS-232 interface/controller.  SatPC32 then launches a little windowed program called ServerSDX that you then must set up for proper COM port number and rate, etc.   Read the SatPC32 docs for more help and explanation.   

A bit of fiddling and work will be required to get everything right, but magic once you get it running properly!  


Mark N8MH 

At 04:27 PM 2/11/2018 -0500, butch alline via AMSAT-BB wrote:
>I am trying to set up a rotor interface using an Arduino and a Yaesu GS-550. The Arduino interface by Tom Doyle W9KE is shown here <http://www.tomdoyle.org/simplesatrotorcontroller/SimpleSatRotorController.html>. It shows up at Com 3 in device manager. My problem is that when I uses Sat32PC > setup > rotor, there are no com  port choices, only LPT printer ports, as shown here: In addition, when I go to hints rotor > Yaesu - GS232, I get nothing!  The other hints for ARS, DDE, etc. do show up. Any and all help appreciated. Butch K8KO _______________________________________________ Sent via AMSAT-BB at amsat.org. AMSAT-NA makes this open forum available to all interested persons worldwide without requiring membership. Opinions expressed are solely those of the author, and do not reflect the official views of AMSAT-NA. Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite program! Subscription settings: http://www.amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb </x-flowed>

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