[amsat-bb] SatPC32 setup question

William Hein bill.aa7xt at gmail.com
Sun Aug 9 15:26:22 UTC 2015

Thank you, Erich! It is now working. it is very nice software!

I do have one problem, however. I have set up my coax feedlines for a
"North Centered" arrangement with RAS set to not turn past south in either
direction, CW or CCW. I just asked SatPC32 to track AO-7 and the azimuth
went from around 10 degrees moving clockwise past south all the way to 330
degrees. (It only had to go 40 degrees CCW). My feedlines are not set up
for this.

How do I get SatPC32 to not turn through south?

Bill AA7XT

Glade Park CO

On Sun, Aug 9, 2015 at 6:15 AM, Erich Eichmann <erich.eichmann at t-online.de>

> Bill,
> 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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