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Re: Kansas City Tracker Problem...



This is also includes not having more than one KCT driver running at the
same time.  If you are using one of the windows tracking programs, which
have their own KCT drivers, be sure you are not also loading the old DOS
driver in the autoexec.bat file.

William B Magnusson wrote:
> 
> At 08:39 PM 6/18/02 -0400, N1miw@aol.com wrote:
> >Good day all! I've just recently upgraded my computer system and I am now
> >having difficulty with the automated tracking. The old PC was a home-built
> >100mhz pentium with 48meg of ram,and everything ran fine, albeit sloooowwwww.
> >The new PC is a 333mhz Emachine (problem there?) with the same amount of ram.
> >When I turn the rotor on (Yaesu G5400b), sometimes I get severe 60hz hum out
> >of the relays that control both az and el. I can still control the rotator,
> >but it will pass it's desired heading by about 15 - 30 degrees, and then come
> >back and MAYBE stop where it's supposed to be, even if I do this via the
> >front switches! If I disconnect the control cable, everything is perfect!
> >Then on other days, I can control the rotator without a glitch for a few
> >hours, and then the problem comes back, starting with a low hum and building
> >up until I can't take it any more. I wouldn't think it's inthe controller
> >itself - could the KCT be going bad? Could there be a conflict with other
> >devices in the PC and the card itself? I also could never have the PC off and
> >leave the rotator on without the antennas moving on their own. Hope someone
> >can help! Thanks & 73's...   Larry
> 
> Hello Larry,
> You didn't say what software you are using to control the beast but it
> sounds like a common problem which arises from having more than one copy of
> the driver program -somewhere- on your computer. I had a similar situation
> here when using WiSP and it turned out I had another copy of GSC.exe on the
> same HDD and the two were in conflict, fighting each other for control of
> the rotor. Perhaps you have a similar problem.
> 73, Bill...vk3jt
> Milawa
> Australia
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