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Re: software rig- & rotor-control questions



You really need Doppler correction

nick
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From: "Dave NØRQ" <n0rq@sbcglobal.net>
To: "AMSAT-BB" <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2005 2:16 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] software rig- & rotor-control questions


> Thanks to several of you for giving me some good ideas
> on my horizontal boom question -- I'm exploring options.
> (And I didn't mean to start a metalic vs. non-metalic war! :-)
>
> Now my next question, related to software.  I have download
> current versions of Nova and SatPC32, both yet unregistered,
> but both working.  I'm trying to decide which one to use and register.
>
> Nova seems the most popular, and has prettier display, but
> as far as I can tell, it won't do rig control to manage Doppler
> shift (for a Yaesu FT-736R).  SatPC32, though is running the
> CAT on the 736 just fine -- nice to see the freq adjust
> automagically!
>
> However, for rotor control (Yaesu G-5500 with GS-232B interface),
> Nova is working (on a normal serial port), but I cannot get SatPC32
> to do anything to the rotor.  It seems to require a printer port, which
> I tried, but nothing goes.  If somone that runs SatPC32 to a GS-232
> has some settings suggestions, that would be great.  If SatPC32
> will control the rotor via a standard serial port, that would be even
better.
>
> Or maybe I'm overestimating the value of automatic Doppler
> correction...?  I'm trying to make it as easy to run as possible,
> so my two Technician children can get on without it being
> overly complicated.
>
> Thanks again for patience and advice!
>
> - Dave N0RQ
> AMSAT #35947
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