[amsat-bb] SatPC32 more info on problems and THANKS!

James Luhn luhn at wt.net
Tue Apr 30 09:00:30 PDT 2013

I sincerely appreciate all of the feedback on my SatPC32 issues.  I 
figured out the Ghost tracking' issue or at least corrected the 
problem.  Somehow my location became corrupted.  I noticed that the 
little white dot (QTH) was missing from its normal location. By some 
means my latitude/longitude data changed.  I have put in the correct 
numbers now and I expect the ghost will leave the area.

As was mentioned, the issue in which all control stops is probably an 
interface problem.  It may even be the notebooks having older firmware.  
I will continue to tinker in that area. The Panasonic Toughbook is a 
nice computer for ham work as it has both USB ports and a true serial 
port.  The fact that the LVB Tracker works flawlessly with my Macbook 
through the same USB cable,  more than likely this problem is Panasonic 
Toughbook related.  I did try both USB ports on the Toughbook  and had 
the same results.  I will keep everyone informed as to how I resolve my 

Thank you again for all of the responses.  I feel sure I am on the 
correct path to making all of the components play nicely together. Of 
course progress is slow when there is a satellite above the horizon :)


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