[amsat-bb] SatPC32 Yaesu rotor not registering 180 degree properly

Norm n3ykf normanlizeth at gmail.com
Fri Oct 13 13:09:46 UTC 2017

Did you perform the calibration proceedure in the G-5500 manual?

Did you go throught the calibration proceedure outlined with the tracker?

Satpc32 needs to be told explicitly (on the rotator setup page) that
the rotator is 180 degree capable.

Norm n3ykf

On Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 12:24 PM, Iapicco, Christopher
<iapiccoc9 at students.rowan.edu> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am attempting to use SatPC32 12.8c on Windows 7 to control a Yaesu GS-232
> rotor to track my university's cubesat. All connections have been doubled
> checked for accuracy. In the setup, the 180 degrees max elevation is
> selected, along with the correct setup for the com port, and the rotor
> interface is set to Yaesu GS232.
> For some reason, the software is only registering that the rotor has 90
> degrees of elevation still. Meaning that when the rotor controller reads
> 180 degrees, the software reads 90 degrees. Similarly, when the controller
> reads 45 degrees, the software reads 90. It seems that all built in
> software settings have been explored and a solution for this problem cannot
> be found. Any suggestions?
> Thanks
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