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Re: Solving the need for ISA or USB slots and Serial Ports



David,
I think its an excellent idea. Its about time the entire ground station is
on one LAN: Radio, TNC, Rotor controls, configuration matrixes.....
Assi 4x1kx/kk7kx



> A belated comment on this subject but...
>
> How much effort/cost is required for an Ethernet interface on the
> rotator controller, rather than USB/serial/parallel/etc? As more people
> end up with Ethernet on their home/ham computers, the idea of having
> the rotator on the network seems appealing - 'just' connect it to the
> hub/router/switch and any machine could operate it. Anybody have
> experience with this? Or thoughts in general?
>
> David
> VE3STI
>
> On Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at 10:54  AM, Howard Long wrote:
>
>>> The other question that comes to mind: why is this aspect
>>> of the amateur satellite program so tightly bound to obsolete
>>> hardware? Where are the PCI/USB tracking systems?
>
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