[amsat-bb] SatPC32 setup question

William Hein bill.aa7xt at gmail.com
Sun Aug 9 06:08:52 UTC 2015

I hope a SatPC32 setup question is not out of line here. I am just getting
back on the satellites after a long layoff. My last sat QSOs were on AO-10
and AO-13!

I downloaded and registered SatPC32 a few days ago. Seems to be running OK.
Its the interfacing that's throwing me off.

I have an AlfaSpid RAS rotator. How do I answer the Rotor Setup query:
"Turning point of az. rotor (S or N)"  I have my rotator set up to be north
centered, does that make the 'turning point' N or S?

Also having trouble connecting SatPC32 to my AlfaSpid MD-01 controller. I
have the controller interfaced on MD-01 COM 1 running in Rot2Prog mode and
my PC connected on COM 1, both running at 19,200 baud 8-N-1. When I launch
Sat32PC I get the error message "Port 1 could not be opened" What am I
doing wrong?

Tnx & 73

(ex-AA6TT,e x-NT1Y)
Glade Park CO

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