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Re: 5400 use



I use the SASI Sat tracker for about 8 years, and all I have are Notebook 
computers.  SASI uses the computer parallel port.  You can see one at 
www.nlsa.com

73 de KB7ADL


At 10:42 AM 9/24/02 -0400, "Eugene H. Marks" <WB2LLP@compuserve.com> wrote:

>Vince,
>
>I saw your question on the AMSAT b-board and that generated this note.  I
>have a 5400 and a laptop, but do not know how to connect the two.  A letter
>to Yaesu provided the missing documentation on the controller DIN plug,
>but it still leaves a blank spot.  It would seem that I need some more
>circuitry at the computer interface to convert the alt/az position
>information at a minimum.    I would appreciate it if you could tell me
>what I am missing or point me to a source.
>
>I saw a demo of one of these rotators and it was very impressive, but I was
>too far back to see all the parts.  I know that if I want to continue to
>use FODTRACK, I need to build a controller, but the demo was running
>InstanTrack and I did not see any significant hardware  between the laptop
>and the 5400 controller.
>
>TNX es 73 de WB2LLP   aka Gene Marks

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