[amsat-bb] Re: G5500/LVB Tracker question

Jim Jerzycke kq6ea at verizon.net
Wed Nov 13 12:34:13 PST 2013

Either control box will do what the program tells it to do.

SatPC32 will decide when to move the rotors, and issue the command to 
the control box, using either of two different methods.

One method will be to move the rotors after a set time elapses, and the 
other will move the rotors based upon how much the position of the 
satellite changes.

Both of these methods have adjustable parameters, which are set under 
the Setup/Rotor Setup/Optional Settings tabs reached from the tabs 
located at the top of the screen.

The defaults are either 15 seconds per update, or 5 degrees per update. 
Check your settings, and adjust as required.

73, Jim  KQ6EA

On 11/13/2013 08:02 PM, Dave Webb KB1PVH wrote:
> For the second time in three years, the my az rotor on my G5500 has stopped
> working. I bought it brand new and I'm using an Easy Rotor Controller for
> an interface. I noticed that when the rotor is swinging around after
> reaching its stop that every time SatPC32 sends an updated position to it,
> it will stop for about a second and then start moving again. I'm not sure
> if this repeated start-stop is causing the problem. Does the LVB Tracker do
> the same thing?
> Thanks
> Dave-KB1PVH
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