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Re: RV: Who have home-built a trakcer?



I have had great luck with FODTrack.  It plugs into the lpt port on the PC.

http://www.amsat.org/amsat/ftpsoft.html#pc-rot

If you only have one lpt port a simple printer switch makes it the best of
both worlds!

73,
Joe
ka0yos@amsat.org


----- Original Message -----
From: "Art Goldman" <aegoldm@lts.ncsc.mil>
To: "Fernandez Montana, Juan Antonio" <jafernandez@iberdrola.es>
Cc: <Amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Thursday, December 28, 2000 1:26 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] RV: Who have home-built a trakcer?


> I'm building my own az-el controller which will take az-el headings from
the
> serial port output of wisp-dde. It is only designed to move the antennas -
no
> internal time-tracking. I'm using a basic stamp microcontroller and it
just
> doesn't have the horsepower to do that. But it is stand-alone -- it
doesn't go
> in a computer card slot. Plugs into AC only.
>
> There is already a similar design of one by Fernando Mederos, CX6DD. You
can get
> info on that from his web site:
>
> http://www.chasque.apc.org/franky/6ddrc/6ddrceng.htm
>
> Mine should be done in about a month. It is designed to control
Kenpro/Yaesu
> az-el rotators, though it should work with any that have a variable
resistor to
> read positioning.
>
> good luck!
>
> 73,
> Art, N3OY
>
>
>
> "Fernandez Montana, Juan Antonio" wrote:
>
> >         I have looked for a trakcer electric circuit throgh several web
> > sites, and I have only found people who sells it ready to run, and of
course
> > sofware.
> >
> >         I hope to build my trakcing system.
> >
> >         I will be gratefull for anybody who sends me some information,
some
> > design or where I can found a web site about this item.
> >
> >         I hope to begin next year heating my solder.
> >
> >         Merry Christmas and Happy new year.
> >
> >         The best whises!. EA4CYQ
> >
> >
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