[amsat-bb] Question regarding Yaesu G-5500 AZ/EL Rotor
w3ab at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 27 17:45:46 UTC 2017
You do not need anything from Yaesu, but you do need a RS-232 interface.
Look into the LVB Tracker from Amsat. It works very well.Bernie, I'll send you a PM with the picture in it. ---
Ciao baby, catch you on the flip side.
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From: Bernie and Cheryl <hamdan at ix.netcom.com>
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 4:27 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Question regarding Yaesu G-5500 AZ/EL Rotor
I am looking into getting a satellite tracker box to connect my computer
to my G-5500 rotor so I don't have to manually track satellites any
more. I get the impression that I would hook the tracker box into the
back of the rotor control box (where the 8 pin DIN female connector
is). However, the manual for the 5500 states as follows: "If the
optional GS-232 Computer Control Interfaces Unit is installed, the
RS-232C cable from the computer routes through this grommet ..."
This implies that I need to buy something else from Yaesu and install it
in the control box in order to utilize a tracker box. But, I've never
heard of anyone doing that. So, has someone out there hooked up a 5500,
and did you have to buy an optional unit for the Yaesu rotor control box?
Thanks for your help. 73 de Bernie, KF0QS
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