[amsat-bb] Re: simple auto track

Thomas M. Webb tmwebb at cox.net
Sat Jun 30 07:08:31 PDT 2007


     Kansas City Tracker was (and probably still is) the standard for rotor 
controlers.  There are two problems; first, they aren't manufactured anymore 
and those who have a KCT aren't too willing to sell; second, KCT requires a 
ISA bus which most computer motherboards no longer have (there are some with 
ISA, but not many; BioStar is one company which still has MB's with an ISA 

     The computer problem is easily solved; find an older machine with an 
ISA slot ( can you say garage sale?); they're usually quite cheap and could 
be designate a 'dedicated' tracking computer.

     In regard to finding a KCT board, starting advertising you're in the 
market.  Someone may well have one they wish to move.

     I use the KCT and plan to keep it for the near term unless something 
really 'whiz-bang' with USB support hits the market.

Tom, WA9AFM/5
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <w7lrd at comcast.net>
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Sent: Friday, June 29, 2007 1:54 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] simple auto track

> Hello
> What is the simplest auto track software/hardware combination for auto 
> tracking a G5400?  I am a non "digi" type and am looking for simple plug 
> and play.  I can use IT or SatPac32.  Tracking these LOE's when using S 
> band is difficult.
> --
> 73 Bob W7LRD
> AMSAT member 28498
> Seattle
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