[amsat-bb] Re: simplest USB rotor interface

Dave Webb KB1PVH kb1pvh at gmail.com
Thu Nov 17 09:50:10 PST 2011


Fox Delta has a very basic unit called the ST-1.


Dave - KB1PVH

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On Nov 17, 2011 12:39 PM, "Wayne Estes" <w9ae at charter.net> wrote:

> As an AMSAT Area Coordinator, I occasionally get questions about rotor
> interfaces.  So I need to become better informed about the interface
> options.
> I'm well aware of the LVBtracker, but to me it seems to be overkill for
> the intended purpose.  It's not necessary for a rotor interface to have a
> big box, display, and control switches.  The interface really only needs to
> contain A/D and D/A converters.  All displays and controls can be
> implemented "virtually" on the computer's screen.
> Is there a simple and cheap USB interface for the G-5500 rotor? Something
> small and simple like FODtrack, but with a USB port?
> I'm aware of WinRotor USB, but nobody in North America seems to use it.
> Wayne Estes W9AE
> Oakland, Oregon, USA, CN83ik
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