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Re: G5500 / SatPC32 / Rotor control



The FodTrack 2.6 ZIP file contains the software, documentation, and pictures of the board layout, parts layout, and schematic.

George
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: sraas@optonline.net 
  To: George Henry 
  Sent: Friday, January 26, 2007 5:40 PM
  Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: G5500 / SatPC32 / Rotor control



  I found the software, But I cannot locate the instruction sheet on construction.

  -Steve


  ----- Original Message -----
  From: George Henry 
  Date: Friday, January 26, 2007 1:56 pm
  Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: G5500 / SatPC32 / Rotor control
  To: amsat bb 

  > I have built the FOD-Track, and can vouch for its ease of 
  > construction and 
  > it's functionality. I am currently building the SatTracker688 
  > (recently 
  > featured in the AMSAT Journal) interface by Mark Spencer of the 
  > ARRL, and it 
  > is also fairly easy to build (1 surface-mount IC if you build it 
  > for USB 
  > instead of RS-232). The FOD-Track will cost about $20 in parts, 
  > while the 
  > USB version of the SatTracker688 will run closer to $40 (unless 
  > you have a 
  > well-stocked junk box...)
  > 
  > I had a quantity of FOD-Track boards made, and sold them on 
  > rec.radio.amateur.space several years ago. I have 1 left, if 
  > you are 
  > interested. The schematic, parts layout, and instructions are 
  > all available 
  > from the AMSAT software page.
  > 
  > 73,
  > 
  > George, KA3HSW
  > 
  > ----- Original Message ----- 
  > From: "Steve Raas" 
  > To: 
  > Sent: Wednesday, January 24, 2007 8:13 PM
  > Subject: [amsat-bb] G5500 / SatPC32 / Rotor control
  > 
  > 
  > > Hello everyone,
  > >
  > >
  > >
  > > In interfacing the radio to the PC with sat pc32 it dawned on 
  > me that I 
  > > need
  > > to have rotor control as well. I think initially I will 
  > manually aim the
  > > antennas, but soon I will want full pc control. I will have a 
  > serial & USB
  > > connection available for this and am looking for a fully 
  > featured 
  > > interface
  > > that I can build in a kit form or from easily obtainable 
  > parts. What
  > > exactally 'fully featured' is, im unsure of.. but Im sure I'll 
  > want it.
  > > Trying tp keep cost down as well.
  > >
  > >
  > >
  > > Thanks
  > >
  > >
  > >
  > > Steve Raas
  > >
  > > N2JDQ
  > >
  > > FN20vg
  > >
  > >
  > >
  > >
  > >
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