[amsat-bb] SatPC32 setup question

Erich Eichmann erich.eichmann at t-online.de
Sun Aug 9 12:15:04 UTC 2015

the "Turning point" setting in menu "Rotor Setup" is meaningless with 
the Alfa Spid rotators. You will see that it makes no difference whether 
it is S or N. The Readme text is not correct regarding this point.
Set the COM port number in the setup window of ServerSpid. Make sure 
that you don't choose the same port as in the menu "Radio Setup". 
Otherwise you will get the message that the port can not be opened.
73s, Erich, DK1TB

Am 09.08.2015 um 08:08 schrieb William Hein:
> 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
> Bill
> BIll AA7XT
> (ex-AA6TT,e x-NT1Y)
> Glade Park CO
> DM59pa
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