[amsat-bb] Trakbox pricing ?

richard limebear richard at g3rwl.demon.co.uk
Sat Jun 21 17:29:53 UTC 2014


> Are you talking about the TAPR/JAMSAT TrakBox?

Yes. Already has the turbo chip etc and a backlit display. Now for sale (UK only so far), advert in Oscar News; asking 100 UK pounds.

> They work pretty well. The only drawback is the RS232 interface for the KEPS. I am going to try and add an Ethernet to RS232 adapter so I can use a browser to upload the KEPS.

I'm running XP and hyperterminal works fine thru a USB serial adapter. You could probably copy hyperterminal to other PCs.

> Assuming the lithium battery has not leaked and the kit is well constructed, you should be able to recoup your investment.

The old battery had died but, believe it or not, that battery is still available so I've replaced it.

Richard G3RWL

> Hi Gang

 > I'll be selling a Trakbox soon; would be grateful for advice on what
 > price to ask (in UK money). Original price AFAIRC 100-150 UK pounds.

 > For those who don't know this item, its an az/el rotator controller.
 > Feed it keplers on the RS232 input occasionally and it'll track both
 > rotators at the right time.

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