[amsat-bb] Server.SDX not autoloading in Sat32PC ver. 12.8c

George Henry ka3hsw at att.net
Tue Feb 13 05:08:48 UTC 2018

First thing to try is re-installing SatPC32 in its own folder, not under
Program Files (x86).  I keep hearing about problems with many types of
programs when installed to the Program Files folder under Win 8 and 10...

George, KA3HSW

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From: AMSAT-BB [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of butch alline
Sent: Monday, February 12, 2018 3:01 PM
To: AMSAT-BB at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Server.SDX not autoloading in Sat32PC ver. 12.8c

According to Win 10 task manager, Server.SDX is not loading 
automatically when I run Sat32PC (latest version 12.8c).  No error 
messages pop up to indicate this failure to load.  If I start Server.SDX 
manually, it now shows up in task manager.  Server.SDX is located here: 
C:\Program Files (x86)\SatPC32\SDX.

So... From here: http://www.dk1tb.de/indexeng.htm, I downloaded *e**. 
ServerSDX update
*The ServerSDX file for Yaesu GS-232A/B amd compatible controllers that 
comes with  the SatPC32 setup file outputs the target azimuth and 
elevation positions  to the controller  but doesn't read the actual 
positions from the controller. With the link below you can download a 
modified ServerSDX.exe that displays also the actual azimuth and 
elevation values.

The original Server.SDX and the "updated" Server.SDX were tested 
separately, appear to be the same file, and look the same to me.  
Neither one loads automatically with Sat32PC when placed in C:\Program 
Files (x86)\SatPC32\SDX.  Both versions accept and store the com port in 
setup and I can manually input commands that show in "target",  but when 
I do a "read position", I get error "no response from controller".

Here are some pix:

Server.SDX as opened manually (both versions):

After manual input:

After "read position":

1. Why no autoload of Server.SDX

2. Why no response from controller?   Yes I did restart Sat32PC after 
making changes...

Any and all help appreciated.

Butch K8KO

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