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