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Re: G5500 / SatPC32 / Rotor control



Yes, it is an outboard unit which connects to the parallel printer port, and I do have just the PC board.

George
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: sraas@optonline.net 
  To: George Henry 
  Sent: Friday, January 26, 2007 5:23 PM
  Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: G5500 / SatPC32 / Rotor control


  Well I would be insterested .. matter of fact i am very interested. Let me just confirm that this is an out board unit that needs an enclosure that can be wired for usb hookup to the pc? And that you have the PCB only?

  -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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