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Re: Tracking interface for G-5500



Hola Howard:

There is a new version of Fodtrack. Is Fodtrack2.6 and take care of the
G-5500  450° azimuth rotation.
73
Ignacio

----- Original Message -----
From: "Howard Long" <howard@howardlong.com>
To: "Gary "Joe" Mayfield" <gary_mayfield@hotmail.com>; <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>;
"Bill Richarz" <wricharz@infi.net>
Sent: Monday, May 07, 2001 6:25 PM
Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] Tracking interface for G-5500


> Bill
>
> Adding to Joe's comments...
>
> I've run FODTrack on a G-5500 for nearly a year now.
>
> It took me one evening to build and it's worked flawlessly. In fact it's
> still operational in the shack mounted in a small cardboard box - yet
> another unfinished but working project.
>
> One thing to note on a G-5500 is that its azimuth runs from 0 to 450
> degrees, but the FODTrack interface thinks it's 0 to 360. No matter:
simply
> replace the 39k resistor on U2D to 31k, or alternatively put a 150k in
> parallel with the existing 39k.
>
> 73 Howard G6LVB
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org]On
> Behalf Of Gary "Joe" Mayfield
> Sent: 07 May 2001 04:01
> To: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org; Bill Richarz
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Tracking interface for G-5500
>
>
> Bill,
>
>      The FODTrack system supports the 5500.  It is a cookbook home brew
> project.  The software and plans can be downloaded from the amsat web
site.
>
>      I'm using it with the 5400 (but it supports both).
>
> 73,
> Joe
> ka0yos@amsat.org
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bill Richarz" <wricharz@infi.net>
> To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
> Sent: Sunday, May 06, 2001 7:13 PM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Tracking interface for G-5500
>
>
> > Any other interfaces out there for the Yaesu G-5500 controller
> > other than the KCT, homebrewed, kit or otherwise?
> >
> > de Bill N4DH
> > AMSAT # 32372
> > Charlotte, NC
> >
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