[amsat-bb] Re: simplest USB rotor interface

D. Craig Fox DFox at rwglaw.com
Thu Nov 17 10:02:42 PST 2011

Check out the FoxDelta. Simple, inexpensive and works great

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From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of Wayne Estes
Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2011 9:28 AM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] simplest USB rotor interface

As an AMSAT Area Coordinator, I occasionally get questions about rotor
interfaces.  So I need to become better informed about the interface

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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