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RE: software rig- & rotor-control questions



Hi Dave:

Nova will do great for your rotators with your present setup. It is not
designed to run Doppler correction on your rig. SatPC32 with perform that
function quite nicely. Simply connect your rig interface to your computer
and tell SatPC32 what port it is on. I also have these two programs running
at the same time to run the rotors and the rig. These programs will talk to
each other (if that's what you want) via DDE. It will be nice someday to
have one program do both (and maybe do logging, etc) without proprietary
hardware/software.

73, Jamie
WB4YDL


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-AMSAT-BB@amsat.org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@amsat.org] On Behalf
Of nick pugh
Sent: Friday, October 14, 2005 5:57 AM
To: Dave NØRQ; AMSAT-BB
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] software rig- & rotor-control questions

You really need Doppler correction

nick
----- Original Message ----- 
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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