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Re: Yaesu az-el questions



Ray -

I would highly recommend listening to the EasyTrak Rotor Controller Update
presentation, that Steve Bible gave at the 2001 AMSAT Symposium last week.
The Audio file is now available on the Houston AMSAT Web Page, under 2001
AMSAY Symposium (Friday, October 5 Topics).

http://www.amsatnet.com/

Steve talks specifically about his G-5400, the some of the differences with
the G-5500 for computer control.  I understand from his presentation that a
PC board or kit may be available in the near future.

G. Beat
w9gb

----- Original Message -----
From: <RMckni8527@aol.com>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Saturday, October 13, 2001 8:14 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Yaesu az-el questions


> I recently passed up a few opportunities on the G-5400, mainly due to the
> price being so close to a new 5500.  Are there significant improvements in
> the 5500?  I've read a few archive posts that imply the bracket that mates
> the two portions of the rotor was improved.  Anything else that would
compel
> me to opt for a new 5500 vs a used 5400?
>
> Yaesu has a GS-232 interface but I don't see a lot of info on it.
Supposedly
> it permits computer interfacing.  Is it necessary, or just their version
of a
> TrakBox or other system?  If using a KCT or FODTrack etc is the GS-232
needed
> for computer control?  It's almost as much as the ROTOR!  Better solutions
> than what I gather from my initial investigations are highly welcome, but
I
> don't want a highly kludged system that is hard to support.
>
> 73's
> Ray - WB3ABN
> Kingston, WA
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